Thursday, February 2, 2017

Synthesizer based PolyCaRe arrangements in 199x – background scores

We will continue the journey on PolyCaRe arrangements of Raja, with his compositions based on synthesizer as the background melody instrument. In this post, we will particularly focus on his background score compositions in the 199x. As we made it very clear in the definition, the PolyCaRe arrangement not only requires a background synthesizer  melody, it also requires two call and response melodies in the foreground played according to our rules of CaRe arrangements.

Let’s consider the background score of  ‘Kaadhal Kavidhai’ (Tamil 1998). This segment has synthesizer as its background instrument. Here is how the segment is structured:

Background score
Background instrument
CaRe - Instrument1
CaRe - Instrument2
Love theme
Kaadhal Kavidhai

  1. This is another unconventional arrangement. Between 1 and 5 seconds, there are two PolyCaRe arrangements. There is a constant synthesizer tone in the background which is just two notes being played repeatedly. The violins make the Call and the Flute responds to the call twice while the synthesizer tone continues in the background. Raja does not do his usual introductory part where he has the background tome alone playing for some time. The entire package is delivered in one shot of 5 seconds. There are two CaRe arrangements riding on the synthesizer background tune.
  2. The last 5 seconds in the clip is not PolyCaRe as it pure violin play

The foreground melodies can stand on their own feet as simple CaRe arrangement. The background synthesizer melody makes them polyphonic and hence PolyCaRe. There are 4 foreground melodies playing on top of the constant background synthesizer melody in these 5 seconds.

Let’s hear the different PolyCare arrangement of the Kaadhal Kavidhai background score…

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