Topic started by Fliflo (@ 188.8.131.52) on Sun Jan 21 13:50:07 EST 2001.
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I was browsing the web. Got some interesting info.
Giving some excerpts from Anuradha Sriram's Interview:
You are basically a classical singer. Was it by coincidence that you became a playback singer?
Yes. I had not planned to become a playback singer. I was doing a Masters course in Ethnomusicology in the US, where I had to write a thesis. I chose ‘South Indian film music’ as my study material. There was not much documented data on South Indian film music, except for some published articles. This in spite the fact that film music is so popular. I was in awe of Illayaraja, who ruled the South film music for two decades and I took him up as my case study. For a music director to become the most important man in the production process of a movie is something great. So I took up Tamil music culture for my thesis, and named it ‘Illayaraja As A Phenomenon In Tamil Music Culture’. In the process, I also studied the various activities involved in the making of a movie. Also, I trained in opera and jazz, and did a course in voice culture under the guidance of Sherly Mayor. Then I decided to give film music a try, and approached AR Rahman. After a month, he offered me the song Malorodu, in the Tamil film Bombay.
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- From: PRASAD (@ 184.108.40.206)
on: Sun Jan 28 20:28:45 EST 2001
Degeneration of Lyrics could have been coincident during IR period. But what ever work he did with Kannadaasan was good.
So IR can't be held responsible for all this. Recent song if you want, ARR 'Ayyo Pattikuchu' from Rythm. Will you held ARR responsible for it. That is not correct.
- From: BPS (@ 220.127.116.11)
on: Fri Feb 2 20:22:49 EST 2001
I am the webmaster of the official Sirkali Home Page. This is to inform fans of Drs. Sirkali that the web address has changed from
http://www.icdc.com/~sirkali (or w3)
Please change your bookmarks to point to this new link.
Thank You very much,
Balaji Pratap Sirkali
- From: SENTHILKUMAR (@ )
on: Fri Aug 22 19:25:29 EDT 2003
THERE IS NOTHING VULGAR ABOUT KAVIGNAR KANNADASAN'S SONGS.YOU MIGHT THINK IT HAS DOUBLE MEANING.BUT DEPENDS ON WHICH WAY YOU TAKE IT.
TAMIL LANGUAGE HAS SO MANY WORS WITH THE SAME MEANING.FOR EG TO EAT WE CAN SAY SAAPPIDUNGA OR THINNUNGA.THANNI THAAHAMA OR THANNI VIDAIKUDHAA ENPADHU BOTH SAME MEANING.
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SONG "NAAN ENNA SOLLIVITTEN NEE EAN MAYANGUHIRAI" FROM PALE PANDIYA.CAN ANY WRITE A SONG LIKE THAT?
- From: Nikhil (@ 18.104.22.168)
on: Fri Aug 22 20:07:37 EDT 2003
The stupid bitch goit away by writing an easy thesis!
Make her research and write about finnish music or something I am sure she will buckle and fail!
- From: rajasaranam (@ 22.214.171.124)
on: Sat Aug 23 19:09:23 EDT 2003
romba naala ARR padalgalla yaar pinnadi puriyatha mozhiyila kathuraangannu theriyama irunthaen!!! athu vera yaarum illa antha patta paduravangathaanu theriyapadunathukku nandri.
hhmmmmm vera enna panna mudiyum ithu madri vayir eriyaratha thavira :-)
- From: isai_nanban (@ 126.96.36.199)
on: Sat Aug 23 20:40:01 EDT 2003
Nikhil, i also thought so about the thesis, did lack focus it was kidna rambling on the surface of things. But, credit to her for being the first Indian to ever regard an Indian artiste in an academic thesis in the West. For that alone, i really respect her effort. we need folks like Manisekaran and Saravanan to write books on TF/TFM. And, thank IR for writing several memoirs and MSV for doing some TV feature on music direction. What else have we got on this beautiful area of music? Hey TFM (bb) i've not forgotten the Motherboard (TFM, what else man!)
- From: vineet (@ 188.8.131.52)
on: Tue Aug 26 06:27:34 EDT 2003
- From: Vatsa (@ 184.108.40.206)
on: Tue Aug 26 14:28:32 EDT 2003
where can I find the thesis?
- From: i_n (@ 220.127.116.11)
on: Tue Aug 26 18:41:40 EDT 2003
Vatsa, please contact University of Weselayn, Connecticut, if I remember right for an interlibrary loan.
- From: Mayooran (@ )
on: Sun Aug 29 12:23:09 EDT 2004
Hi I need Greate Mastro Ilaiyarajja's songs based on which ragaa details . Early i got in some site now i forget please help me
- From: dinesh (@ 18.104.22.168)
on: Sun Aug 29 14:51:06 EDT 2004
u missed out this :
You are an admirer of Illayaraja, but you made your debut in AR Rahman’s era. Do you feel that if you had started a few years back, you would have got more opportunities to sing for Ilayaraja?
I have sung a few songs in Illayaraja’s recent films. So I haven’t really missed out on the chance to work with him.
How would you compare singing for Illayaraja and Rahman?
You can’t compare two different personalities. Each one has their own individuality and creativity. Just because Illayaraja is not at the fore now, you can’t write him off. AR Rahman has a good knowledge of technological sound. He is a whiz-kid exposed to a different kind of music. The combination of good music sense and a different style of melody has given rise to a new phenomenon like Rahman. I would say that composers like Deva and Vidyasagar have their own style. People with potential, if given opportunities, can become an Illayaraja or a Rahman.
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