Yeah!!!! I met him again - the last time I met him was during the A R Rahman concert in Bangalore, about 4 months ago!

This time, it was at my home-ground... hee hee IIM-B campus, I mean! Sivamani performed for Unmaad, the annual cultural fest!

It was great to know that he remembered me!! And as usual, he started off with "Thalaivaaaa... epdi irukkae". I was in the green room, with him for close to one-and-half hours - Yeah - 1.5 hours with Sivamani - I am sooo excited !!!! Though the concert happened at IIMB, I was Sivamani's guest and not the host! It was really funny to see my friends coming up to me and Sivamani so humbly, and offering tea and snacks!!! (what a pleasure hee hee). I then watched the concert from VIP Seating Area (Sivamani's guest, you see!)
Sivamani is a perfectionist!!! Of the 1.5 hours in the green room, he must have spent close to an hour, practicing! U think all his equipment was in the green room? No... He was practicing on walls, tables, chairs, cushions - whatever he could find!
We were generally chatting and the topic turned towards A.R.Rahman. We talked a bit about WATER. Then he said "Want to listen to some experiments by ARR? ARR generally experiments a lot and he sends them over to me quite often." I was more than willing to listen to music created by God. He played them from his mobile! The first one that he played was a wonderful piece of music - which A.R.Rahman had made from a baby's cry! He had recorded a baby's crying sound and worked on it to create music! The beauty of that piece can't be described in words!!! It was brilliant!

Then came the reporters from Zee News and CNN IBN. In the interview, he said, one of the most important persons behind his success as a solo performer, is his close friend ARR - coz he's the first person who started the system of crediting the accompanying musicians!!
Watch the mini-interview on any of these two channels on Sunday!

And of course, I forgot to mention - the concert rocked!!! Sivamani was too good!!!!
By Aravind on Saturday, February 04, 2006 at 11:35 PM Post Categories: ,
Comments
  1. Anbazhagan

    Music from child's cry!
    It seems great. Hats off to ARR!
    You could have recorded it from Sivamani.

  1. Mythreyee

    Awesome!!! :D Kalakku!

  1. Sushma

    You lucky lucky dawg!! Seriously, the baby crying thing?? Is that goin to be released at all? You must be floating up there huh?

  1. Harish

    ada paavi!! :)

  1. Sridhar Raman

    Congrats da!! :)

  1. DD

    Lucky man..lucky...

  1. Govar

    --Evny--Envy--Envy--

  1. visithra

    isn't he extremly nice and humble? ;)))

  1. bharat

    what does he have now? the same 7610?

  1. Aravind

    pa:
    didnt have the time or equipment to record it :(

  1. Aravind

    @ vasu:
    thanx :D

  1. Aravind

    @ Sush:
    hee hee ;)
    I am not sure if that's gonna be released... as far as i heard from Sivamani, that music was an experiment - not for any movie or album...

  1. Aravind

    @ curses:
    hee hee ;)

  1. Aravind

    @ Chilli:
    thanx :D

  1. Aravind

    @ DD:
    adhe thaan naanum solren... me sooo lucky :D

  1. Aravind

    @ Govar:
    :)

  1. Aravind

    @ Visit:
    ya.. he is extremely humble.. semma free type... no "bandha".. nothing... chats with everyone soooo freely :)

  1. Aravind

    @ Bharat:
    dont think it's a 7610.....

  1. Gusti Adipati

    WHAT! .....Sivamani!!! 1.5 hours!!! ARR experimental music!!!!


    gosh...too much intoxicating info to digest!

  1. Aravind

    @ GA:
    hee hee :)
    I was floating in air!!! :D

  1. Anonymous

    U r damn lucky Grrrr I m sooooo jealousssssssss

  1. Swapna

    U r damn lucky Grrrr I m sooooo jealousssssssss

  1. Praveen

    hi aravind,
    u r luckyy to spend tht amount of time with the drum wizarddd...me too had the gud fortune of meeting him in his green room wen he came here...but tht was just a 5 minutes meeting...
    also, i wud lik to hear that baby's cry song by arr...hope he releases tht soonn

  1. Aravind

    @ dreams:
    hee hee :D

    @ Praveen:
    mee too waiting for that release... not sure if it wil release, though

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