Music Corner

India-Forums

   
Music Corner
Music Corner

A.R.Rahman (Fan Club) (Page 94)

dayita Goldie
dayita
dayita

Joined: 01 May 2006
Posts: 1896

Posted: 18 May 2006 at 11:47am | IP Logged

mani ratnam on film music


Below are a few excerpts from interviews he has given over the last few years

Mani Ratnam gives his comments on the music directors he has worked with - Illayaraja and A.R. Rahman.

Raja and Rahman! "I have worked with two music directors - Ilaiyaraja and A R Rahman. They're perfect opposites in the way they work. Illaiyaraja is absolutely prolific. He is an amazing talent who believes that the music written down by him should be stuck to totally. And then it is recorded which is just a matter of execution. Rahman does the opposite. He has the music in his mind, and uses every musician as an artiste, probably because he has been an instrumentalist himself. he tries to extract something extra from every one of his musicians as well as his playback singers. He believes in their addition input. Rahman improvises while Illaiyaraja has every little detail chalked out. Like Rahman I try to improvise while leaving others free to make their additional contribution...though I wish I could be like Ilaiyaraja and work out everything on paper."
http://www.pvv.ntnu.no/~kailasan/articles/mani%20ratnam%20on %20film%20music.htm

dayita Goldie
dayita
dayita

Joined: 01 May 2006
Posts: 1896

Posted: 18 May 2006 at 12:20pm | IP Logged

the people who made a difference


India Today featured "1994: the people who made a difference." Rahman was the featured one in the music department. Here is the article on him... ( Rahman watchers note the Govind Nihalani part)

For close to two decades, Tamil Pop and film scores meant mostly Ilaiyaraaja. It was easy, he never really had any competition. Till a 25-year old who prefers untrained voices to silky smooth renditions and breathing space between beats to typical many-layered, cramped orchestration came along. Now, two years later, A.R.Rahman looks like he is here to stay, with his digitalised sound based on pop-rock and reggae and fused with traditional Indian-mainly Carnatic-folk idioms. The supreme irony: he used to play keyboards in Ilaiyaraja's orchestra. Says Gangai Amaran, a music director and Ilaiyaraja's brother:"Rahman's music is of the computer age. It is digital, but intelligent, not just noise. He concentrates on his melody and has not deviated totally from Carnatic traditions." What he has done, though, is deviated totally from the norm and rung up hit score after hit track, moving near effortlessly from the Tamil scene to take over Hindi film music. And spawned on the way a whole new approach that is finding imitators countrywide. Even before the Hindi version of director Mani Ratnam's Tamil film Roja hit the screens last year - in a way, Rahman can be a called a Ratnam discovery, spotted by him as a promising composer even against the backdrop of Ilaiyaraja's elaborate orchestration - the sound track and songs were churning cash registers. They helped sell over 25 lakh tapes. Bollywood director Subhash Ghai has replaced Laxmikant-Pyarelal with Rahman for his next project, and pre-release has sold the sound track for a figure of Rs.1 crore, very respectable by industry standards. Art film maestro Govind Nihalani has also signed him on. And Ratnam has banked on Rahman's earlier magic with Roja to sell the sound track for his soon to be released Bombay for Rs.80 lakh. Rahman, a former jingle composer, works to exacting standards of quality, but is also an inveterate risk-taker. For Roja, he used the quavering voices of old women to great effect, and for the now famous title track, the non-filmi, pop voices of Baba Sehgal and Shweta Shetty. For Chikkubukku raile, a Tamil hit song, he banked on an unknown voice, its lisp and anglicised delivery. Rahman likes working with untrained voices, saying a slight "defect in the singing adds a human touch." A workable quirk? Typically, critics say that like other music trends, Rahman and his mood music will also fade away. He hopes to delay that by changing and offering new sounds, and staying relatively exclusive by accepting no more than five film projects a year. The fact is that it could take a Rahman to replace a Rahman. Few are likely to complain.

http://www.pvv.ntnu.no/~kailasan/articles/the%20people%20who %20made%20a%20difference.htm

A.S.P.I.R.E IF-Rockerz
A.S.P.I.R.E
A.S.P.I.R.E

Joined: 25 September 2005
Posts: 8483

Posted: 18 May 2006 at 5:53pm | IP Logged
Hold your horses right here guys !!! Dun reach 100pg yet !! I am making the gallery .. which should be done very very soon ... and I wanna introduce that on the occassion of 100th page !!! Big smile Big smile
~x divya x~ IF-Rockerz
~x divya x~
~x divya x~

Joined: 28 November 2005
Posts: 8915

Posted: 18 May 2006 at 7:04pm | IP Logged
hey guys,
i wld luv to be a part of this club..i luv his music and his compositions..they r just AMAZINGG Embarrassed
A.S.P.I.R.E IF-Rockerz
A.S.P.I.R.E
A.S.P.I.R.E

Joined: 25 September 2005
Posts: 8483

Posted: 18 May 2006 at 7:11pm | IP Logged
welcome to the ARR Fan Club Divs !! Big smile
A.S.P.I.R.E IF-Rockerz
A.S.P.I.R.E
A.S.P.I.R.E

Joined: 25 September 2005
Posts: 8483

Posted: 18 May 2006 at 8:18pm | IP Logged
ARR Pic Gallery
Picture Gallery Done !

New Members List on Page 14 .. Check it out and lemme know if I am missing anyone ..

Hope you all like it ... Keep adding pics ! Big smile Big smile
dayita Goldie
dayita
dayita

Joined: 01 May 2006
Posts: 1896

Posted: 18 May 2006 at 11:58pm | IP Logged
Hi Swetha,We will reach 100th page today,and the club will complete 2 months today...we will celebrate both the occassions..
I have seen the Picture gallery, its just amazing..Thanks a lot, can we post pictures there,cant we ask the mods to make it sticky.
dayita Goldie
dayita
dayita

Joined: 01 May 2006
Posts: 1896

Posted: 19 May 2006 at 12:00am | IP Logged

Originally posted by luvshamit

hey guys,
i wld luv to be a part of this club..i luv his music and his compositions..they r just AMAZINGG Embarrassed

Welcome to ARR Fan Club.

Go to top

Related Topics

  Topics Author Replies Views Last Post
A R Rahman’s Enjoyable music

Author: ezhil522   Replies: 1   Views: 647

ezhil522 1 647 01 July 2007 at 11:56pm by Reema_J
A.R.Rahman (Fan Club)-Part2

2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 149 150

Author: dayita   Replies: 1199   Views: 55340

dayita 1199 55340 08 January 2007 at 5:09am by Jem4Himesh
It is AR Rahman's week on IF!!

Author: Jia   Replies: 4   Views: 922

Jia 4 922 20 December 2006 at 11:32am by springdale
A.R.Rahman - Lyrics Zone

2 3 4

Author: dayita   Replies: 31   Views: 8391

dayita 31 8391 23 September 2006 at 8:57am by Jaseeka
Rahman takes B'wood to H'wood and rocks

Author: magicalmelody   Replies: 2   Views: 644

magicalmelody 2 644 29 July 2006 at 11:30am by dannyk

Forum Quick Jump

Forum Category / Channels
Forums

Music Corner Topic Index

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.

Popular Channels :
Star Plus | Zee TV | Sony TV | Colors TV | SAB TV | Life OK

Quick Links :
Top 100 TV Celebrities | Top 100 Bollywood Celebs | About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | Forum Index