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Eric Whitacre

Daily Meditation: What Is As Pure As Gold

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.09.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Daily Meditation: Practicing Gratitude

Posted 02.20.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be pa...

20 Songs To Help You Fall Asleep

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment

Falling asleep is usually the hardest when you need it the most. There are all sorts of techniques to help you catch some Zs, but often music is the b...

Revisiting Whitacre's "Cloudburst" Through The Wisdom Of The Crowd

Yousri Marzouki | Posted 02.26.2014 | TED Weekends
Yousri Marzouki

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgBased on his unique orchestra conducting experience over the four increasingly complex opuses of the virtual choir, Whitacre harnessed somehow the essence of something beyond the technical musical details, something that I prefer to call "the artistic wisdom of the crowd."

Crowd-Sourced Music With A Touch Of Chaos

Rob Kall | Posted 02.26.2014 | TED Weekends
Rob Kall

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgTwo years later, technology had not come to the rescue, so Whitacre embraced the technological challenge and came up with a creative, artistic solution. I love the idea of embracing the variation by weaving it into the art rather than "fixing" the problem.

Singing Through The Storms: We Will Be A Shelter For Each Other

Brenda Peterson | Posted 02.26.2014 | TED Weekends
Brenda Peterson

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgListening to the Virtual Choir Live--4,000 singers strong, from 73 countries--I was reminded of how the whole world is sound and vibration. We humans never sing alone.

WATCH: This Choir Might Restore Your Faith In Humanity

TEDTalks | Posted 02.26.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

2012-11-22-whitacrepullAt first glance, a choir may seem like nothing more than a group of singers. But look a little closer. Conductor Eric Whitacre's performers don't simply sing. They remind us of what it means to be truly connected.

Embracing the Latency: The Virtual Choir And Global Communication

Laura Cococcia | Posted 02.24.2014 | TED Weekends
Laura Cococcia

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI sometimes imagine how much faster human culture would have progressed if genius inventors and artists from ages past could have called each other up to discuss specific projects. Today, they do.

Eric Whitacre Creates A Virtual Choir

Abigail Barr | Posted 01.13.2013 | Arts

Contemporary composer, conductor and TED talker Eric Whitacre is well-known for creating choral works and scores, but recently his work sprung to vira...

A World Wide Choir: Sing Your Song

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 01.27.2013 | TED Weekends
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

The world will heal. One person and one relatonship at a time. It starts with me and you. Sing your song and discover the voices of others.

Helping People See In Technicolor

Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD | Posted 11.29.2012 | TED Weekends
Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD

The virtual choirs allow people to do something they love in a world filled with connections that are otherwise devoid of true meaning, and with other like-minded people.

Online Communities Are Discovered Not Made

Chris Abraham | Posted 01.25.2013 | TED Weekends
Chris Abraham

The Internet did not invent social networking -- it didn't even invent the term. We are social animals and we pursue connection with others no matter what.

From Whitacre's Virtual Choir to Virtual Collective Empathy

Yousri Marzouki | Posted 01.24.2013 | TED Weekends
Yousri Marzouki

The psychological phenomena underlying such amazing virtual collective action are worthy to be addressed. I hypothesized the following: in order to achieve this kind of performance, the vocalists must call upon something called by psychologists: the affective theory of mind (AToM).

A Virtual Choir 2,000 Voices Strong And The Harmonious Connection

Hessie Jones | Posted 01.23.2013 | TED Weekends
Hessie Jones

One thread that unites individuals across this ether; one thread that bonds individuals despite the fact they've never really connected or known about each other. Sometimes, you don't need more than one thread to truly care about someone.

Uniting Through Music

Amanda Slavin | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
Amanda Slavin

Have you ever heard a song on the radio only to somehow be reminded of a feeling you felt years ago when you last heard it? You are not even sure when...

TED 2011: The Brightest Minds in the World

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Shira Lazar

Being at TED, however, isn't just about the names you know, but rather those you don't -- stars in their own right changing the world.

Lesbian and Gay Musical Ambassadors Play Carnegie Hall

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

The Big Apple Corps started out as a social organization, and continues today to offer a place where people can make friends -- and even fall in love.