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Eric Whitacre Virtual Choir

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...

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...

An Illusion Of Togetherness

Nancy Colier | Posted 01.23.2013 | TED Weekends
Nancy Colier

If we want to experience the profundity that being and creating together can offer, we must actually be and create together. Everything else is just an idea.

Part of Something Larger Than Ourselves

Eric Whitacre | Posted 01.23.2013 | TED Weekends
Eric Whitacre

2012-11-22-whitacrepullOur virtual family celebrates together, we mourn together, but through it all we are singing, connecting with each other in a way that only singing allows. And the community has begun spilling over into "real life" as well.