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Re: Concerts of Raaja

Post  SenthilVinu on Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:51 pm

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Very well said Senthil! Yes, the "completeness" is very important. The completeness is also because the way Maestro structures the tune and orchestration like no other. There is no randomness or vagueness or ambiguity in his compositions. It is very strict, we cannot take one note out or insert one note in. Same-way we cannot replace any instrument with the one played by Maestro. We cannot extend any instrument further beyond its time and place. Even the loudness and tone is perfectly controlled. By saying all the above, it obviously will run in our minds that how he creates so much music with this much strict template. It is all by perfect design. That's the awesomeness of a composer and his creations, well finished!.

Couldn't have said better. "Completeness" and design are good words to use here. Makes me remember MSV's words. During some Telugu function, Raja remarked how MSV sometimes tunes and seeks opinions from postmans, teaboys(to show MSV's humbleness) Contrasts that with his approach and says "I don't do that" (depreciating him in a way for his arrogance). MSV immediately grabs the mic and says "That's because, unlike me, you don't have any doubt in your music" :LAUGHTER Smile

kiru wrote:@Senthil - surprisingly IR himself used the stone/sculpture analogy once. I want to add though that the strings and chorus/harmony seem to be interchangeable.

Agree on chorus and strings but Raja has precise reasons for the usage of chorus instead of strings and vice versa.

The analogy is so basic in all arts. For example, a film is made in the editing room. Shooting is just preparation to edit. In editing room, if you know what to leave out, you are well on your way to find out the right sequence of images and the right narrative to tell the story.

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Re: Concerts of Raaja

Post  SenthilVinu on Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:22 am

Raja concert in Toronto in Feb? May be the North American tour is on?


http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/1000492DBB8FB65B?artistid=1786580&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=5

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Re: Concerts of Raaja

Post  groucho070 on Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:02 am

My wife was updating me about the Yuvan concert here, Yuvan Live @ KLIMF 2012, who's coming and all that, reading from updates from her friends in Facebook. First, she confirmed Kamal is coming. And then...

Mrs. Grouch: Ooooh....guess what. Someone important to you also coming?
Grouch: Eastwood?
Mrs. Grouch: Don't play. From Indian film.
Grouch: Who?
Mrs. Grouch: Your favourite composer!

This morning, I was driving to work, and used to take this highway, and you'd pass by this huge billboard promoting the Yuvan concert. Usually, it's just him up there with the rockstar pose. This morning, there he was, behind Yuvan, resplendent with his white suit. My Monday blues immediately vanished.
Check out the site

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Re: Concerts of Raaja

Post  groucho070 on Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:45 am

Listened to both pieces of Kadal. I think it should be wise for Mani to put this title card before starting the film, "long time ago in a galaxy far, far away."

ARR doing a pastiche of Banana Boat Song...geez, very sad. I mean, it, I really love his 90s/early 00s works, but this...

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Re: Concerts of Raaja

Post  groucho070 on Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:48 pm

plum wrote:Vasu was very sincere and effective in conveying his points.
I have been very critical of Vasu in the past. But regretting now. Sure, he made many bad movies, and apparently raped originals into ruined remakes. But listening to this....oh well...

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Re: Concerts of Raaja

Post  Bala (Karthik) on Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:54 pm

Yes, Vasu pesaradha kekkarakku nalla irukku

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Re: Concerts of Raaja

Post  groucho070 on Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:02 pm

Bala, SPM being parablade, not sure you are being critical. But, I yam always lauv this old man. One uniting factor for my household, retired-80s hardcorefanatic Kamal fan and current terroristrajinifan. Avar ennA pEsunAlum, vEEtula unity-thAn.

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Re: Concerts of Raaja

Post  app_engine on Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:45 pm

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/regional/tamil/news-interviews/Ilayarajas-live-concert-rescheduled/articleshow/17557516.cms


The Trinity Events Team has announced that the anticipated South Asian Grand Musical Event, 'Engeyum Eppothum Raja' Show (Maestro Live in Concert) by 'Isaignani' Dr. Ilayaraja and more than 100 artists, has been rescheduled to February 16, 2013 at Rogers Centre.

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Re: Concerts of Raaja

Post  kiru on Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:49 am

In these i. t. isaignani episodes, I liked SPB's comment - "he is embodiment of some... perfection". ..("avanukkE adhu eppadi varuthunu theriyadhunu ninaikkErEn") .. It did not look like he is praising or appreciating... but just an observation.. He also referred to him as an 'entity' if I am not mistaken.
I think people who worked close to him are completely aware that he is a genius (even if they dont like his personality) . As pointed out here, kEladi kanmani was composed in 30 minutes.. !!! To quite a knowledgeable people I think his bad songs or his lack of current market dominance does not matter. A fact is a fact - he is a genius. It does not change over time.
(BTW, many of these personalities, seem to have a good command over the English language (like Vasanth and SPB) and seem to be well-read)

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Re: Concerts of Raaja

Post  groucho070 on Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:28 pm

Bala (Karthik) wrote:Yugendhran is super!
SPBC, VY inherited their dads' voice. I think Yugendran missed it. Uniqueness of MV, I suppose. Met him once, in his white beard period, after heart surgery. Onniyum pEsa mudiyala, just asking about his health. Cheh! What a loss!

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Re: Concerts of Raaja

Post  app_engine on Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:23 pm

kiru wrote:
(BTW, many of these personalities, seem to have a good command over the English language (like Vasanth and SPB) and seem to be well-read)

IIRC, SPB andhakkAlaththula irundha few engg seats'la idam kidaiththu padikka Arambiththavar. (Not sure if he had finished his engg. or had to drop out)

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Re: Concerts of Raaja

Post  V_S on Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:13 pm

My day began with this video. Maestro's Coimbatore concert. Maestro first composed nila athu vaanathu mEla as a lullaby, can you ever imagine? I can't believe how he converted that song to a kuthu on the request of MR.

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Re: Concerts of Raaja

Post  Sakalakala Vallavar on Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:20 pm

Official Poster of "Isaigani Ilayaraja's Engeyum Eppothum Raja" Mega Musical Concert @ Rogers Centre 16 Feb 2013


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Re: Concerts of Raaja

Post  writeface on Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:09 am

Thanks for the info. I am holding onto my tickets I bought for the San Jose concert. Hope he will show up there too.

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Re: Concerts of Raaja

Post  Karthikeyan on Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:04 pm

is there any private concert happening today ?? my friend claims that he is in a private gathering of around 500 ppl with raja sir.. photo vera anuppirukkaan.. :scratching my head:

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Re: Concerts of Raaja

Post  Sanjeevi on Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:33 pm

I think so. Raajavoda official facebook pakkathula irunthu sila peru thernthedukkappattu poyirukkiraargal

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Re: Concerts of Raaja

Post  Sakalakala Vallavar on Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:41 pm


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Re: Concerts of Raaja

Post  app_engine on Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:32 pm

This news report says 'engEyum eppOdhum' show @ Toronto, ON is rescheduled for Feb 16th :

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/regional/tamil/news-interviews/Engeyum-Eppodhum-Raja-on-Feb-16th/articleshow/18148125.cms



Engeyum Eppothum Raja a live concert featuring Indian Music legend Maestro Ilayaraja, which was previously cancelled due to unforeseen event is back on again. Trinity Events who are the main organizers of this event announced that the postponed show will take place on Feburary 16, 2013 at Toronto's Rogers Center.


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Re: Concerts of Raaja

Post  app_engine on Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:42 am

This blog talks about a concert at NJ



This is ‘Music’ quite literally, to the ears of particularly South Indian community in East Coast area. Come 23rd Feb 2013, and the prestigious Prudential Center Arena in Newark, NJ will play host to the Maiden Concert in the East Coast of the Maestro Ilayaraja.


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Though I'm not very sure about driving there again within a month (been there only last week, to meet a close friend from India visiting his first grand child), would like to try Smile

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Post  skr on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:10 am

App Sir ,
Poyittu Vaanga - SPB is also part of the concert and looks like it will be a great event with lots of artists participating..
We are expecting a lenghty post from you about the show Smile

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Post  skr on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:14 am

Anil Srinivasan :
A dream about to be fulfilled. Navin Iyer and I present a tribute to the genius of Ilayaraja on the 15th of February at Music Academy. Very happy to feature singers Harini, Saindhavi and Rakesh Raghunathan and a great ensemble of musicians too. Ticket bookings have commenced at
http://www.ticketnew.com/OnlineTheatre/Theatre/DashBoardOnline.aspx?VenueID=Mjk0-248SS1vVwNg%3D#

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Post  app_engine on Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:33 pm

About the NJ show



இளையராஜாவின் இந்த இசை நிகழ்ச்சிக்கு 100 டாலர் முதல் 500 டாலர் வரை கட்டணம் நிர்ணயிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது. இந்த நிகழ்ச்சியில் எஸ்.பி.பாலசுப்பிரமணியம், ஹரிஹரன், சித்ரா, மனோ உள்ளிட்டோர் கலந்து கொண்டு பாடவுள்ளனர். இந்த நிகழ்ச்சியைக் காண 18000 ரசிகர்கள் வரை வருவார்கள் என்று எதிர்பார்க்கப்படுகிறது.


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Re: Concerts of Raaja

Post  app_engine on Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:43 pm

SPB / KSC / HH / Yuvan in the NJ show



இளையராஜாவுடன் பிரபல பின்னணி பாடகர்கள் எஸ்.பி. பாலசுப்பிரமணியம், ஹரிஹரன், மனோ, கார்த்திக், விஜய் யேசுதாஸ், பாடகிகள் சித்ரா, சாதனா சர்கம், ஸ்வேதா மோகன் மற்றும் இசையமைப்பாளர்கள் யுவன் சங்கர் ராஜா, கார்த்திக் ராஜா ஆகியோர் கலந்து கொள்கின்றனர்.


As of now, it looks like I won't be able to drive Embarassed

However, there's still some last minute possibility...

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Post  app_engine on Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:23 pm

rAsA in Toronto



கடந்த முறை போல் அல்லாது இந்த முறை இசைஞானி மிகுந்த சுறுசுறுப்புடன் , புன்முருவலுடனும் காணப்பட்டார். ரொறொன்ரோ பியர்சன் விமான நிலையத்தில் ஊடகங்களுக்கு பேட்டியளித்த இளையராஜா , கனடாவில் வந்திறங்கும் போது தன்னுடைய பிரபல பாடல்களில் ஒன்றான பனிவிழும் மலர் வனமே நினைவுக்கு வருவதாகக் கூறியதோடு ,

பனி விழும் மலர் வனம் நிகழ்ச்சிக்கு உங்கள் வரவே எங்களுக்கு வரம் எனவும் கூறி அசத்தினார்.


Interesting to see rAsA quoting Vairamuthu's varikaL Smile

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Post  app_engine on Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:32 pm

ToI features a NEPV recording picture to report on the Toronto show



Maestro Ilaiyaraaja with Hungarian drummer Ferenc Nemeth in Angel Studios, London where he recorded the background score for Neethane En Ponvasantham

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