Natalis Group publishes and distributes the artist portfolio of film, music and sculpture by Maki. Trained in the traditional artist academy, Maki combines those skills and temperament with advanced digital storytelling tools, creating an extensive series of music and artwork.

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2017 EP RELEASE
Waking Up With The World On Fire


'Waking Up With The World On Fire'
... is a collection of four exotic songs that will reshape your inner thoughts into ancient voices, drawing you further upon a story of harmony, suspense and mystery, into mythical worlds of your making.

75% of what you see is what you hear
genre :: darkwave, world beat, cinematic
iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal, YouTube, Deezer, more

COMING SOON: FORECLOSURE

Film by Maki   ::   What happens when a corporation becomes god...
"Time is money. And money is worth killing for. And I have all time in the world."
     Malthus, after the first stock market crash

WHITE LABEL: Eastlake Django

Film by Maki

Four internationally acclaimed musicians arrivied at a rainy Seattle neighborhood, crossing paths as they played their different tours: Michael Papillo (L.A.), Robin Nolan (Amsterdam), Frank Vignolla (N.Y.) and David Grisman (S.F.). The impromptu jam session delivered musical gems in tribute to the timeless gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt.

I was in the jam session microphones and cameras at hand. My cousin ran shotgun with the recorder as I videoed the music. I mixed the tracks and this edited version captures, now and there, the musical genius of the moment. I shall be ever grateful to the musicians letting me join in with them for this session.
not for sale / rights reserved by individual musicians / thanks: Djangofest, Seattle Jazz Alley

SHORT FILM: en Femme de l'Horreur

FEMME OF HORROR

"Do you know what madness is and when it strikes?"

This one of a kind adaptation of 'Dementia' with it's questionable sexuality, uses only the soundtrack of the original movie to ask of you simply "Are You Normal ?" .... Well then, you better take the test.

WHITE LABEL: Robin Nolan Trio

Film by Maki :: Soundtrack by Maki & SonicSC :: Recorded at Djangofest

The Robin Nolan Trio is one of the most prolific, wide ranging ensembles performing Django Gypsy Jazz standards and newly released songs. Robin Nolan is an internationally recognized solo guitartist and songwriter. You should go see him. You will be amazed.
I recorded several years of the four day Djangofest concert series with an able and varied Seattle team of 13 crew, cameras, sound and recording units. We all slept outside. We got drunk together. We recorded evey concert performance. It was magnificent. This series of concert films could not have been accomplished without their help. They get it...
not for sale / rights reserved by individual musicians / thanks: Djangofest

MUSIC VIDEO: The Book Of The Vampires

THE BOOK OF THE VAMPIRES
      "...exquisite, a true 21st century re-telling of the vampire myth " "...through its thirteen scored music elements and commanding sound design, The Book of the Vampires breathes the same air as its legend portrays."

WHITE LABEL: Angilo Debarre

Film by Maki :: Soundtrack by Maki & SonicSC :: Recorded at Djangofest

Angilo Debarre is a legendary Romani gypsy jazz guitarist. He learned guitar at eigth, performing at twenty and has released a collection of CD's dedicated to the music of Django Reinhardt. Others who are accomplished jazz guitarists themselves look to Debarre for lessons from a master artist.
not for sale / rights reserved by individual musicians / thanks: Djangofest

MUSIC VIDEO: Dr. Caligari

What makes this film adaptation unique is it's adherence to the original script of "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Meyer, before the film producers imposed the cinematic trick of a 'twist ending'. This technique may have been innovative at the time but also obfuscated the fabric of the story.

WHITE LABEL: Boulou and Elios Ferre

Film by Maki :: Soundtrack by Maki & SonicSC :: Recorded at Djangofest

The Ferre family is born Gypsy Jazz (manouche) music tradition. One is a classically trained soloist and his brother a master of flamenco. Boulou and Elios grew up in the Romani communities of France. Both brothers expertly play American, European and Gypsy jazz from standards to obscure classics to improvisation.
I was their local guide during one of their festive tours. We spent hours in used vinyl shops finding just the right jazz recordings to bring back home. Boulou and Elios are an authentic gypsy jazz experience.
not for sale / rights reserved by individual musicians / thanks: Djangofest

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as an independent filmmaker and musician i use traditional art methods and digital technology to create new storytelling ideas... i collaborate with producers, directors, actors and artists to design soundtracks for film, multimedia and transmedia.. my audio post-production studio is in seattle, wa.
Audio Post-Production / Sound Design / Soundtrack Development & Supervision