founded - Malabarians - raaga symphony - first of its kind, with
his musician friends and presented his thematic orchestral compositions
in 1995 in New Delhi. Since then his group has been performing in many
leading cities of the world. The group has received appreciation from
both press and people who are highly musical. Rajan calls his compositions
- RAAGA SYMPHONY - since all his works are based on Indian ragas
though it has an international flavour and his compositions comes under
the category of World Music.
For his thematic
orchestral compositions, Rajan was hounoured by none other than the
great maestro Zubin Mehta in Munich when Rajan presented his
work. GS RAJAN also received the prestigious Akashwani Award
from All India Radio for his compostion titled 'Oasis'.
In 2005, Rajan
was awarded with a special fellowship by the Government of France as
a composer. Thus Rajan lived in France for more than an year and compsoed
raaga-symphony with French musicians and presented these compositions
at the Cite de la Musique and other venues in Europe.
the group has Guitar, Bass Guitar, Mridangam, Rhythm Machines/Drums,
Kanjira, Tabla and vocals.