AR Rahman collaborates with Seattle symphony on 'The Flying Lotus'

ANI | Updated: Oct 08, 2017 16:03 IST

New Delhi, [India], Oct 08 (ANI): Two times Academy and Grammy award winner AR Rahman has today released a unique composition titled 'The Flying Lotus', a 19-minute music piece in collaboration with the internationally renowned Seattle Symphony.

Conducted by RICARDO AVERBACH, the music is AR Rahman's interpretation of a historical phase in India when the government announced demonetization on November 8, 2016.

Talking about working with Seattle Symphony, AR Rahman said, "I think it's a dream to always work with a great orchestra like Seattle Symphony and I have worked with a lot of orchestras before. They were in talks with me for 3 months and then demonetization happened. So I interpreted the whole idea of India rising and what India is going through because this cannot be explained to everyone. This challenge was do it as a symphonic piece."

Devraj Sanyal, MD & CEO Universal Music Group India & South Asia, shared, "We're elated to release this stunning new piece of work from AR Rahman! Along with the Seattle Symphony, he has created magic on `The Flying Lotus'. This is music that will transcend boundaries way beyond our shores and we at UMG India are extremely proud to present this latest masterpiece from A R Rahman to the world through the global UMG network."

While the 19-minute track is the showpiece on the album, the listener is taken on a scintillating journey through 8 shorter pieces of `The Flying Lotus' that culminates in the epic 19-minute piece. This is the maestro at his best, in collaboration with multiple award winning and America's leading symphony - Seattle Symphony.

AR Rahman's, `The Flying Lotus' is available Worldwide on physical and digital formats exclusively on Universal Music Group. (ANI)

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