Thiruvasakam In Symphony : Illayaraja

Thiruvasakam In Symphony :

Illayaraja

Illayaraja is all set to launch his long time aspiration, Thiruvasakam Symphony. Thiruvasakam, a divine Tamil literatute of south India is one of the most philosophical compositions of Manikavasagar. One God, Universal Brotherhood, Attaining Liberation through Love, and Immortality of the soul were its goals. Its english version was written by Rev. G.U Pope, Rome before a century. More on Thiruvasakam here.

The music recording is planned in the month of November at Hungary. The same place where Raja recorded his first symphoney and the Kamalhassan’s HEY RAM. The Hungarian Orchestra is well reknown for their class in symphony music. Raja is getting ready for the recording with some of the best singers from India.

Mastro Ilaiyaraaja Fans Club, an online fan club has donated more than 1.3 lakhs for this major project. It’s a fair deal of money by his true followers. Appreciate their love on Raja.

I was into this news incidentally when me and a group of friends were listening to Raja’s Nothing But Wind. Nothing but wind is nothing but magic. I am so amazed how he could use the only flute to create emotions ranging from agony to pain to sensuality to scary. His last symphony was never released in India. I am sure this one will be released with a lot of publicity. He is still the only maestro, rocking.

23 thoughts on “Thiruvasakam In Symphony : Illayaraja

  1. we are all very proud about illayaraja’s latest excellent project(thiruvasakam)
    wish you all the best the great mastro

  2. Great that ‘Thiruvasakam by Ilayaraja’ is releasing by April 14. there are millions of people awaiting to listen to his symphony.
    I’m sure this musical will be appreciated by people even after thousands of years.

  3. i know u know but most our indians r not familiar
    with his music especially north indians.i dont know y.he has all abilities to do a hollywood film
    bcoz his rerecording is amazing forever.if our fans who r living in U.S. can tell about his music
    to some DIRECTORS there and also to our indian director MANOJ NIGHT SHYAMALAN.i m looking for that thing to happen.THIRUVASAKAM SYMPONY ITS A PROJECT ONLY CAN BE DONE HIM -THE MAESTRO.

  4. It may sound divine by its own Nature that is Tiruvachakam but there is no point in setting the Magnum Opus of Sri Manickavachakar to symphonic orchestrations. St. Mathiew Passion and St. John Passion of J. S. Bach should not be a source of corresponding translation and transformation as well as adaptation in terms of Manickavachakam i.e. Tiruvachakam. Tiruvachakam has its own metre and tune as its composer ordained it. Any attempt to contaminate this Saint dictated Sri Natarajar Scribed Work for business purposes shall face the consequences of ignorance and darkness.
    It is better to write by self and indulge in such matters of experimental trials and avoid exploiting the Divine Compositions such as Tiruvachakam,Tevaram,Sri Arunachala Aksharamanamalai of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi,etc.
    If Sri Ilayaraja want to resurrect and re-establish his past glory,it is better to not pose any damage to that past glory of his. Otherwise he may expose the evaporated person who did the Phenomenal Music and the other person who corrupted it for the Lust for Money etc. These two Alter personae of total difference could not have gone together for almost a couple of decades and inhabited in Ilayaraja’s self so amicably! It is best to oust the evaporated person’s baleful friend who still reigns Raja’s self to ruin or atleast shows traces of his existence in order to create further devastation, and spend the rest of life in revinding and reliving the encounters with the advent and lapse of the evaporated person,praying for his Return!
    If there was not anything like Sri Ilayaraja’s lost past glory, he might still be in vogue and continue with the Phenomena that he once had been! While he was at his Supreme, what he did was, according to his own self commentaries,viz., his Music was like Slow-Poison,that it would often make the listener addicted to it. That is why there’s been many Ilayaraja Maniacs to this day. But these Maniacs are decreasing,quite relieved of their Mania, thanks to the person who was evaporated from Ilayaraja’s mis-used Mental Domain and deserted him now! In the title song of the film, ‘Karagattakkaran’, he was even tempted to boat of & reveal his real Self, that he sold his Music for the Lust for Money,etc(“Pattale Buddhi Sonnar…”). Dear Ilayaraja, please be contented with your revolutionary past glory which will never be matched by anyone else or even by yourself now for generations to come! It was for good that you exhausted yourself and created an edifice for yourself by overworking. Now is the time to Rest and Relax in Leisure. Be Like the Beacon of Arunachala to the young Musical Aspirants who tries to follow your footsteps and kindly consent to their querries and be availble to them unlike in the past due to your busy schedule. Due to Ageing you may tend to be slow but treat it as an opportunity for incubation and continue to be in energetic & cheerful spirits. In the past you exerted to eradicate poverty and earned fame and money. Why don’t you allot your present rest of life in the service of Music for Moksha. Tiruvachakam in Symphony should be the First Step in the direction of your transition from Lust Music to the Divine Music. Like J.S. Bach(who is your most favourite Western Musical Genius and for everybody and Predecessor to Mozart and Beethoven both by his life and by the Mathematical Perfection of his Music),I wish you success in your shift of work and expect on the behalf of all, a Lot of excellent Music to follow.
    Like J.S. Bach’s death bed Composition,the Enigmatic Art of Fugue incompletely concluded with the notes,”BACH”, I once again wish you to do penance in order to attempt & write such Fugues in addition to your ever lasting Contributions to Music in the Future. Thank you,very Much for your kind perusal of these remarks aimed at reiterating the flight of the Musical Soul within ourselves from the viciousness of Lust, etc, into the Nada Brahmam and finally abide in Sri Brahmachalam, the final abode of the Greatest of the Supreme Gods! Yours well wishingly, S. Maheshkumar.

  5. It may sound divine by its own Nature that is Tiruvachakam but there is no point in setting the Magnum Opus of Sri Manickavachakar to symphonic orchestrations. St. Mathiew Passion and St. John Passion of J. S. Bach should not be a source of corresponding translation and transformation as well as adaptation in terms of Manickavachakam i.e. Tiruvachakam. Tiruvachakam has its own metre and tune as its composer ordained it. Any attempt to contaminate this Saint dictated Sri Natarajar Scribed Work for business purposes shall face the consequences of ignorance and darkness.
    It is better to write by self and indulge in such matters of experimental trials and avoid exploiting the Divine Compositions such as Tiruvachakam,Tevaram,Sri Arunachala Aksharamanamalai of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi,etc.
    If Sri Ilayaraja want to resurrect and re-establish his past glory,it is better to not pose any damage to that past glory of his. Otherwise he may expose the evaporated person who did the Phenomenal Music and the other person who corrupted it for the Lust for Money etc. These two Alter personae of total difference could not have gone together for almost a couple of decades and inhabited in Ilayaraja’s self so amicably! It is best to oust the evaporated person’s baleful friend who still reigns Raja’s self to ruin or atleast shows traces of his existence in order to create further devastation, and spend the rest of life in revinding and reliving the encounters with the advent and lapse of the evaporated person,praying for his Return!
    If there was not anything like Sri Ilayaraja’s lost past glory, he might still be in vogue and continue with the Phenomena that he once had been! While he was at his Supreme, what he did was, according to his own self commentaries,viz., his Music was like Slow-Poison,that it would often make the listener addicted to it. That is why there’s been many Ilayaraja Maniacs to this day. But these Maniacs are decreasing,quite relieved of their Mania, thanks to the person who was evaporated from Ilayaraja’s mis-used Mental Domain and deserted him now! In the title song of the film, ‘Karagattakkaran’, he was even tempted to boast of & reveal his real Self, that he sold his Music for the Lust for Money,etc(“Pattale Buddhi Sonnar…”). Dear Sri Ilayaraja, please be contented with your revolutionary past glory which will never be matched by anyone else or even by yourself now for generations to come! It was for good that you exhausted yourself and created an edifice for yourself by overworking. Now is the time to Rest and Relax in Leisure. Be Like the Beacon of Arunachala to the young Musical Aspirants who tries to follow your footsteps and kindly consent to their querries and be availble to them unlike in the past due to your busy schedule. Due to Ageing you may tend to be slow but treat it as an opportunity for incubation and continue to be in energetic & cheerful spirits. In the past you exerted to eradicate poverty and earned fame and money. Why don’t you allot your present rest of life in the service of Music for Moksha. Tiruvachakam in Symphony should be the First Step in the direction of your transition from Lust Music to the Divine Music. Like J.S. Bach(who is your most favourite Western Musical Genius & also for everyone who understands his Refined,Subtle,Absolute,Eternal Art and, Predecessor to Mozart and Beethoven both by his life and by the Mathematical Perfection of his Music),I wish you success in your shift of work and expect on the behalf of all, a Lot of excellent Music to follow.
    Like J.S. Bach’s death bed Composition,the Enigmatic Art of Fugue incompletely concluded with the notes,”BACH”, I once again wish you to do penance in order to attempt & write such Fugues in addition to your ever lasting Contributions to Music in the Future. Thank you,very Much for your kind perusal of these remarks Aimed at Reiterating the Flight of the Musical Soul within ourselves from the viciousness of Lust, etc, into the Nada Brahmmam and finally abide in Sri Brahmachalam, the final abode of the Greatest of the Supreme Gods! Yours well wishingly, S. Maheshkumar.

  6. It may Sound Divine by its own Nature that is Tiruvachakam but there is no point in setting the Magnum Opus of Sri Manickavachakar to Symphonic Orchestrations. St. Matthew Passion and St. John Passion of J. S. Bach should not be a Source of corresponding Translation and Transformation as well as Adaptation in terms of Manickavachakam, i.e. Tiruvachakam. Tiruvachakam has its own Metre and Tune as its Composer Ordained it. Any attempt to contaminate this Saint Dictated Sri Natarajar Scribed Work for business purposes shall face the consequences of Ignorance and Darkness.
    It is better to write by self and indulge in such matters of experimental trials and avoid exploiting the Divine Compositions such as Tiruvachakam,Tevaram,Sri Arunachala Aksharamanamalai of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi,etc.
    If Sri Ilayaraja want to Resurrect and Re-establish his Past Glory,it is better to not pose any damage to that Past Glory of his. Otherwise he may expose the Evaporated Person who Actually did the Phenomenal Music and the Other Person who corrupted it for the Lust for Money, etc. These two Alter Personae of total difference could not have gone together for almost a couple of decades and inhabited in Ilayaraja’s self so Amicably! It is best to Oust the Evaporated Person’s Baleful Friend who still reigns Raja’s self to ruin or at least shows traces of his existence in order to create further devastation, and spend the rest of life in Rewinding and Reliving the Encounters with the Advent and Lapse of the Evaporated Person, Praying for His Return!
    If there was not anything like Sri Ilayaraja’s Lost Past Glory, he might still be in Vogue and continue with the Phenomena that he once had been! While he was at his Supreme, what he did was, according to his own self-commentaries, viz., his Music was like Slow Poison, that it would often make the listener addicted to it. That is why there have been many Ilayaraja Maniacs to this day. But these Maniacs are decreasing, quite relieved of their Mania, thanks to the Person who was Evaporated from Ilayaraja’s Misused Mental Domain and thus deserted him now! In the title song of the film, ‘Karagattakkaran’, he was even tempted to boast of & reveal his Real Self, that he sold his Music for the Lust for Money, etc( listen again to the Song “Pattale Buddhi Sonnar…”). Dear Sri Ilayaraja, please be contented with your Revolutionary Past Glory which will never be matched by anyone else or even by yourself now for Generations to Come! It was for good that you exhausted yourself and created an Edifice for yourself by Overworking. Now is the time to Rest and Relax in Leisure. Be Like the Beacon of Arunachala to the Young Musical Aspirants who tries to follow your footsteps and kindly consent to their queries and be accessible to them unlike in the past due to your busy schedule. Due to Ageing you may Energetic & Cheerful Spirits. In the past you had exerted to eradicate your poverty and earned fame and money. Why don’t you allot your present rest of life in the service of Music for Moksha? Tiruvachakam in Symphony should be the First Step in the direction of your transition from Lust Music to the Divine Music. Like J.S. Bach (who is your Most Favourite Western Musical Genius & also for Everyone who understands His Refined,Clever,Swift, Subtle, Absolute,Aesthetic, Eternal,…, Art and, Predecessor to Mozart and Beethoven both by His life and by the Mathematical Perfection of His Music), I wish you Success in your present shift of work and expect on the behalf of all, a Lot of Excellent, Non-Slow Poisonous,Quick Elixirous,Poetic Music to follow.
    Like J.S. Bach’s death bed Composition, the Enigmatic “Art of Fugue”, incompletely concluded with the notes,“ BACH”, as the Master Breathed for His Last in this Mortal World to Infinitely Breath for His Forever Flourishing in the Immortal Heavenly Abode, I once again wish you to do Penance in order to attempt & write such Fugues in addition to your Ever Lasting Contributions to Music in the Future. Thank you, very much for your kindest perusal of these Remarks Aimed at Reiterating the Flight of the Musical Soul within ourselves from the Viciousness of Lust, etc, into the “NADHA BRAMHAM” and finally Merge & Abide as THE INFINITE-ZERO in Communion Peacefully & Blissfully in “SRI BRAHMACHALAM”, the Final Abode of the Greatest of the Supreme Gods! Yours well wishingly, S. Maheshkumar.{Improved Version}.

  7. The most awaited day has come and the great effort of ilayaraja which no one can do from our india ofcourse in the world,the effort of putting the real indian religious spirit with the tremendous effort callesd symphoney–that’s ilayaraja.let the music flow in us and lets wish ilayaraja-raja of music ,all the success.love u raaja!!

  8. This is another great acheivement
    He has already covered the souls of many tamilians
    now extending this to the people of the world who
    are in need of quality music

  9. It is a great pleasure for us to enjoy and melt on Thiruvasakam via the music of Illayaraja. It Illayaraja’s fortune.

  10. There are rumours of Kavipperu Kavipperarasu Thiru Vairamuthu and Isai gnani Thiru Ilaiyaraja’s rejoining! What Thiru Ilaiyaraja had done to Thiru Vairamuthu in terms of his personal hatred and vengence was the greatest blunder of the so many other blunders he has been in habit of practising! It was a terrible loss to the Tamil Film Musical Literature! The Six years of isolation and solititude imposed cruelly, inhumanly and mercilessly by Thiru Ilaiyaraja upon Thiru Varamuthu (1986-1992) had been only to the benefit of the Bard in terms of Incubation, Penance and Perseverance and to the future Seclusion, Ignorance and Darkness of the Maestro with his Erstwhile Musical Powers Evaporated! Like the Mythical Phoenix Thiru Vairamuthu had gracefully rejuvenated himself and carved for his literary epitome an edifice of remarkable epistles in servitude of our “THAMIZH THAI” who is none other than the Sister of Lord Siva, i.e. Sri Saraswathi Devi. Like Günther Grass, Thiru Vairamuthu, in the footsteps of Bharathi and Tagore et al should aim for the Nobel Prize and in this direction he should continue his work steadfastly in restoring the greatness of the Classical Tamil Language and the Tamils in the modern times! May his Will Power guide him and bestow upon him the Peace of Mind necessary to keep Composed and Gentle in times of crises and offer his Soothing words even to the ones who had tried to dethrone Thiru Vairamuthu!

    The list of Thiru Ilaiyaraja’s Blunders:

    ‘Thiru / Thirumathi to be prefixed at appropriate proper names’.

    1. Vali (Ever Steady) against Vairamuthu (Rejuvenated).

    2. ‘Malaysia’ Vasudevan against TMS (Fuming).

    3. Janaki (Rediscovered) against Susheela (Everlasting).

    4. Mano against SPB (Relief from overwork).

    5. Chitra against Sailaja/Jency(Not So!).

    6. His Western Classical Masala Mix against Thiruvasagam’s Original (traditional) ‘PANN’ or Tune (epitome of his blunders!).

    7. His “Oththa Ruba Tharaen” against Shankar-Ganesh’s former “Ennadi Muniamma”.

    8. Yogi Ram Surath Kumar against Bhagavan Ramanar.

    9. High-tech Swamihood against the Simplest Real.

    10. His Perfect (?) Music-Notation Script (He boasts in interviews) against that of Beethoven’s.

    11. Former under-estimation of MSV (That he took 3 months to compose “Muththukkalo Kanngal” Song in “Nenjirukkum Varai” in the 1991 Deepavali interview to Doordarshan, Chennai.) against his present shift in stand (that his Music was the Eschewed Saliva of MSV/Ramamurthy).

    12. His intoxicating & dominating “Marma Isai” against Inducing the Curiously Provoked to learn the Art (e.g. K. Bhagyaraj et al) to rid him.

    13. Suppression of his younger brother’s name in the list of those he was grateful to for his climbing to success (in his book on the subject) against the Lakshmana-like deeds of Gangai Amaran.

    14. His Present Fall (due to his uncontrolled egoism) against his Past Achievement (due to his erstwhile alter person now evaporated!).

    … So on.

    Let us Salute the Maestro for his greatest contribution to Modern Music and Pray the Musical God Sri Saptha Swareswara Nadha Brahmam to Shield Our treasure i.e. Isai Gnani Thiru Ilaiyaraja from the Clutches of his Self-Ruining, Ruthless Ego and Bestow Peace upon him so as to carry on with his Musical Mission in Life!

  11. Still I didn’t read a single line of THIRUVASAKAM. I am confident about I can learn THIRUVASAKAM through Isaignany’s THIRUVASAKAM. His composition is not giving music only. It is giving visual also in our mind.

    Now he released only in CD. But I like to buy only in the Cassette format. So I am waiting for the cassettes. I am eagerly waiting for that.

  12. I was exicted just to hear that a Tamilian can do such a fantastic work.
    This joy goes to not only to a Tamilian, but to every citizens of India. May God give him good health

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