Sunday, January 6, 2008

Airtel tune by A. R. Rahman

Today is the 42nd birth anniversary of A. R. Rahman, who in all probability is the greatest composer alive. According to this article in time magazine, he is "the best-selling recording artist in history. His scores have sold more albums than Elvis or the Beatles or all the Jacksons: perhaps 150 million, maybe more." His uniqueness lies in his ability to combine extremely diverse musical tools: state of the art Synthesizers and Audio Processing Software, elements of Classical Music, Oriental Ragas, and a hugely myriad range of instruments and consistently deliver Music that satisfies both the layman listener and the pedantic critic for over a decade.

Here I play the tune he composed for Airtel.


Anonymous said...

Do you know, if the airtel tune is based on a raga? and if, which?

Hari Ram Narayanan said...

It follows the scale of Natta bhairavi. I'm not sure if there's any more raga connection, but I am not an expert in carnatic.