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Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Mazarakes Jan 25, 2013. 4 Replies

Today as we inaugurate the president here's a piece for another who has always had a special place in my heart.I know Williams and of course Copland have also done their Lincoln and for better of for…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Mazarakes Jul 8, 2011. 2 Replies

A place for those who are great warriors. I'd be grateful for any thoughts on my this recent work guys.Cheers,Charles MazarakesContinue


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Here’s a video I edited from the excellent 2018 film COLD WAR for an original composition of mine called A COLD NIGHT IN MOSCOW. I don’t own the video clips ...
Jul 14, 2020
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A short tranquil work to help calm you down in these stressful times. Composed & Performed by Charles Mazarakes
May 3, 2020
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"Thanks Chris, It’s pretty lonely here at the forum these days. I haven’t been around in years and I think it’s healthy, and when we can, to take an interest in each others work. Thanks for doing so as well my…"
Apr 21, 2020
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"I think this piece really reflects the current mood very well. The string melody heard throughout the piece reminds me of the tenacity of the virus itself. I love the voice-like sound around 0:38.  Nicely done!"
Apr 21, 2020
Charles Mazarakes commented on Chris Spencer's video

Cops - starring Buster Keaton - Alternate Music Score

"A lovely score. Sweet, lyrical and totally fitting Keaton’s film. I also liked the relaxed quality it had. Which didn’t over whelm but organically worked with the content. Eighteen minutes of well done wall to wall music.  Congrats."
Apr 20, 2020
Charles Mazarakes posted a video


A recent piece I composed for so many who are forever forgotten. Brought in part by the mood I'm in about this pandemic and what's to come. On the brighter s...
Apr 15, 2020
Charles Mazarakes posted a video

Remembering John Barry

Two months ago a great composer died. His music touched my heart like no other. His name was John Barry. An original composition, composed & performed by Cha...
Jan 15, 2020

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Web, Multimedia, Orchestra
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical, Film Scores
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
San Diego, California
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
Since I was a teenager I've been making short films. I always loved making them but there was something very special about taking the footage into a quiet editing room then placing one shot against another. That's when the magic really happened. And most magical of all was when I would bring MUSIC into these films. Instantly I could see what a powerful effect music had. Though I always had an excellent feel using it in my films for many reasons it would be years before I would compose and bring my own music into them. But when I did it was as if a door was flung open and wondrous, eclectic, powerful music stormed in.

I've always loved Classical and Classic film scores and my music reflects that but I have far ranging tastes including Glass, Vangelis, Bach, Gabriel, Jenkins, etc. "Lost Islands on an Imagined Sea" is my first album. I's filled with what I'd call short and hopefully captivating works taking the listener to distant times and lands.

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At 6:03am on December 30, 2012, Spiros Makris said…

Dance of the clowns was very well written, although I wouldn't associate that mood with clowns. Well done.

At 10:22am on September 4, 2011, Paulo cesar Maia de Aguiar (Br) said…
Amazing works Great music
At 3:54am on July 14, 2011, August Champlin said…

I appreciate your compliments on my choral music. I'm hoping to assemble an octet of classically trained vocalists to perform and record A Dawn Never Ending this summer. It would be nice not to have to hear a virtual performance of my music. ;)

At 12:18pm on July 8, 2011, P.Petridis said…

HI Charles and welcome.My first  name actualy it's Panagiotis (greek name).I think that Mazarakes its a greek name too!!(Μαζαράκης??).

Your music is very good and i belive that fit perfect on films.(sorry for my bad english)


At 6:01pm on July 7, 2011, August Champlin said…
Thanks, Charles, for your comments on Dragonflies in the Wind. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I was listening to your music and appreciate He Stands Alone. It's a beautiful piece!
At 6:32pm on August 4, 2010, Oliver F. Koelling said…
Dear Charles,

Thank you for your nice message & listening to my music. Same pleasure for me listen to your fine music. Keep up this good work . :-)


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