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Ilaiyaraaja's interviews and articles (by him)

Post  kamalaakarsh on Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:22 pm

Lets have all the interviews/articles BY (not on him) Ilaiyaraaja here in this thread...


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Some candid moments from a photoshoot

Post  kamalaakarsh on Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:23 pm

Ilaiyaraaja's photoshoot by photographer VenkatRam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Drc4FXhaNQ

Shares anecdotes, opinions and most importantly, has fun!

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Re: Ilaiyaraaja's interviews and articles (by him)

Post  vicks on Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:11 pm

wow.. he used to sleep for 2 hours a day during his stint as GKV's assistant...! this is prob one of the best 'interviews' by maestro..

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Re: Ilaiyaraaja's interviews and articles (by him)

Post  vicks on Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:30 pm

Also another important thing that the maestro talks about - that he is not a trained musician ie; does not follow patterns followed by 'trained' composers like john williams etc. He says most composers use certain unwritten rules/patterns in their arrangements for brass/flute/strings etc, which he does not follow in his scores. I believe the same can be said for the carnatic/raaga aspects of his compositions as well. This is the biggest reason why IR is probably the greatest composer alive, for his uniqueness.
This is also the reason why some TFM fans of ARR/MSV et al argue that their songs sound 'sweeter' compared to IR numbers - it is because their melodies are set in familiar territories/comfort zones (for eg; if raaga based, the melody will be set in a tune similar to a popular keerthana etc. or a sad BGM would have an arrangement similar to a hollywood BGM/ a popular sad composition by Mozart etc.)
Becuase IR was not trained in carnatic/WCM music, he comes with no preconceived notions, and is able to look at those raagas/WCM techniques with a very different perspective, and MOST importantly, add his unique contribution.

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Re: Ilaiyaraaja's interviews and articles (by him)

Post  rajkumarc on Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:16 am

Thanks aakarsh. This is how an IR interview should be. He appears so at ease, enjoying the moment and shared so much information. An interview to treasure.

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Post  groucho070 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:37 am

Thanks aakarsh. What a lively man. Still talking highly of his predecessors and the contemporary Hollywood composers.

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Re: Ilaiyaraaja's interviews and articles (by him)

Post  rajkumarc on Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:06 am

groucho070 wrote:contemporary Hollywood composers.
Yeah.. never knew he liked Hans Zimmer's work as he is from a different school of music (more of electronica and less acoustic) unlike John Williams.

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Aug 15 - A musical session with Raja on DD

Post  mythila on Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:36 pm

If you have not seen today's DD where they telecast musical discussion with Raja, TVG, mridhangam player Arun Prakash [ I vaguely remember a couple of his posts in TFMPage during ULiyin Oasai" times. But Iam not too sure if they are the same ], and the ever present Mano , you have missed a fantabulous session with Raja big time. Hurry up and grab the youtube links of the DD programme from hyper[linked]active youthu like SKV and get saaba vimOchanam. 

Being a DD programme and having a carnatic music doyen and legend like TVG who is Raja's Guru, the session seemed to revolve around classical raagas used by Raja. I could watch only from the middle, Hamsadhwani in "Mayile mayile". I think there was some recap about the composition of the kannada evergreen "jotheyalli" before that. Then Raja recalled how he got motivated by TVG constantly humming a ThyagarAja kruthi in Bilahari and came up with the classic in Raja's own stamp, "koondhalilE mEgam vandhu". Raja was also showering his appreciation on KaNNadAsan who could on the spot come up with the poetic lines that followed the long, short phrases and the tumbling fall like flow in the pallavi tune. This was the first of the last 3 songs penned by him. Raja was at home and ease with musicians and the session was music focussed. Compare this with the apparent discomfort with sycophant kodambAkkam gumbal and gnyAna shoonya media/press who conduct interview session with him

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Re: Ilaiyaraaja's interviews and articles (by him)

Post  Drunkenmunk on Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:33 pm

Interview in K TV with Sundarrajan and IR. muzhusa paakkala. But lot of anecdotes. Youtube la vandha peragu inga share seyyalAm.

But reproducing what I saw towards the end. A couple of key questions and alla therikka vudara answers:

1. Trend'ku Erpa neenga maararadha pathi enna nenaikkareenga?
A: "Trend nu enna?" Interviewer dhomsam aaitaar. "Trend naa maarikittE varradhu. naa maarittu dhaanE irukkEn?"
2. Youth Music. Mottai: Youth'ku pidikkaradhu oru vaarathula yaarum kEkkaradhilla. adhukkellAm music pOda mudiyAdhu. iLamai isai la irukkaNum.
3. Mottai: Guna maadhiri oru padatha Kamal innikki edukka mudiyudhA? Mudiyala. Kamal kitta kEkkarEn, "enna Kamal neenga Guna maari padam ellAm eduthuttu innikki ippidi..." Kamal: "enna seyya? appidi aayi pOchu."

ippidi dhairiyamA uNmai nu padaradha Kamal'a pAthu kEkkara thagudhi ivarukku dhaan irukku. kEkkarAru.

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Re: Ilaiyaraaja's interviews and articles (by him)

Post  app_engine on Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:58 pm

nanRi DM!

I would love to watch this show on youtube or anywhere Smile

Though not an IR-loyalist, R Sundarrajan is a big fav Smile

Main reason, of course, is being the starting point of "iLaiyarAjAvin innisai mazhaiyil" on posters + getting laddu songs from rAsA.

Another compelling reason is being the main reason in switching Gounder to full-fledged comedy tracks (from the somewhat-villainy-side-kick characters he played prior, as in BR movies)...

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Re: Ilaiyaraaja's interviews and articles (by him)

Post  fring151 on Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:43 am

Drunkenmunk wrote:2. Youth Music. Mottai: Youth'ku pidikkaradhu oru vaarathula yaarum kEkkaradhilla. adhukkellAm music pOda mudiyAdhu. iLamai isai la irukkaNum.
Raaja Raaja thAn is totally apt here. rotfl2 



Drunkenmunk wrote:3. Mottai: Guna maadhiri oru padatha Kamal innikki edukka mudiyudhA? Mudiyala. Kamal kitta kEkkarEn, "enna Kamal neenga Guna maari padam ellAm eduthuttu innikki ippidi..." Kamal: "enna seyya? appidi aayi pOchu."
Seriously, who but IR could ask Kamal that?

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Re: Ilaiyaraaja's interviews and articles (by him)

Post  V_S on Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:19 am

If you guys find the link please share. Eager to watch the programme. That was a nice reply. Even those replies are spontaneous and very very true. It is about staying young vs youth/trend. Nicely put by Maestro. No one can even think of such a perfect answer.

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