Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Digitally yours

Gone are those days , when a music composer composes his notes and gives it to the team of musicians and technicians . Even 50 violinists could be used in the past, all playing the same notes. Even if one of them makes a mistake in his pitch, there would be a retake from the beginning.Maestro Ilayaraja , Mozart AR Rahman, Melisai mannar MSV, kishore kumar were given high regards for their compositions and they considered music near godliness, for its divinity. That's why there were very little music composers and more percussionists.

Nowadays,anyone with a computer, with the required software can compose. what you need to know is the know-how to operate the software. So even the music which needs to be played by 50 percussionists can be now done with a single mouse click. That's why we can find the music losing its originality, we find similar tunes and beats. Thus has left the musical entertainers jobless.
ofcourse the music needs to be peppier and stylish to suit the modern trends. But not the same music and beats, like harris jeyaraj whose movies have similar background scores. Moreover people like yuvan, himesh reshammiya add some effects to their songs, some cries here n there with his voice.The same old beats,even singers. These not necessarily makes songs a hit.I presume , there can be a situation can compose songs even without the singer actually singing.He can store his voice in the computer and render it to his compositions. There are people like Deva n Harris(of course) , who just lift songs from the western bands .

Its time for the music composers to retrospect themselves and present to the audience with compositions, with originality , with live orchestration. Enough of this digital strangulation ...

4 comments:

Viswanath Ramanan said...

very true da... tat s why ilaiyaraja songs still hold a permanent place in our hearts. he had an amazing orcheastra.

Alagappan said...

true.... originality in music is lost... its time music composers innovate and give some fresh and distinct music....

Vinod said...

there is also dis remix mania.. if they r able to recreate the magic of the original song , then its welcome.. but not every new movie with a remix..

Rivat Hanss said...

hey i agree.. its all nonsense now.. i still listen to ilayaraja only!!