A R Rahman on his music piece The Flying Lotus: It’s an impression of the rise of India

“If I have time, then yes,” said the “Maa tujhe salaam” hitmaker. I want to be in music and movies,” said Rahman, whose A.R. They loved the idea and found it very innovative. Prior to its release, Rahman said: “It will be released like a normal release by Universal Music India, but I will send a copy to our PM and important people. But I know what people are talking about, the Chinese whispers, the good and the bad. The commission by Rahman was underwritten by artists like Vijay and Sita Vashee, Parul and Gary Houlahan, Vishwa and Vandana Prasad, Noreen and Kabir Shahani, and Satya and Rao Ramala. This (the track) is not about me making a judgement. 2017-10-06T14:33:23+00:00″>
Published:October 6, 2017 2:33 pm

A.R. It’s open to interpretations,” Rahman told IANS in an interview. “No. I would love to share my work with them.”
Going by the title of track, it seems like he is happy with Bharatiya Janata Party as the ruling party in India. In November last year, Modi announced that the government had decided to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes to tackle the menace of black money. It is about uplifting the poor. The event will take place in four Indian cities — New Delhi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Mumbai in November and December. What’s his take on demonetisation? It’s about making our nation the best in the world,” he added. Is he inching closer to joining politics? I don’t have time for it. Now Rahman, who had earlier made a reference to demonetisation in his new version of the popular 1994 track “Urvasi Urvasi”, has taken inspiration from it for his latest music piece in collaboration with the Seattle Symphony, one of America’s leading symphony orchestras. Since I had an inspiration to do this, they were very receptive and encouraging. That’s what I have put in my piece. Rahman on Friday unveiled a 19-minute music piece titled “The flying lotus”. The emotionally charged track is interspersed with a few lines from Modi’s speech on demonetisation along with others stressing on “digital economy”, the country going “cashless” and “dhan dhana dhan” (wealth). I am an Indian,” he said. Rahman on Friday unveiled a 19-minute music piece titled “The flying lotus”, based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi government’s move to demonetise high value currency notes. “The music is an optimistic approach and also a journey of what we have been through. It is interesting to have an orchestra and expression like that. It was a great team” adding “For a composer to get an orchestra like that, is always a dream.”
“The flying lotus” was premiered by the Seattle Symphony with conductor Ricardo Averbach at Celebrate Asia, an annual concert that features music by famous Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Indian composers, in May. I think that’s what it should be. But he says he’s “not making a judgment” with the piece. How would I know about something so big? After creating a piece on a subject, which is considered to be Modi’s biggest move, would Rahman like to compose for any of the government’s campaigns? Asked about his collaboration with the Seattle Symphony, the Grammy winner said: “They wanted something… maybe simple. The subject is very relevant to every Indian,” he said. It was met with mixed reactions in the country, with major criticism coming from many quarters. I wanted to do something on what was going on in India during demonetisation and what will happen in the future. Related News
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