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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.

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.

When Technology Inspires, Even Boomers Embrace It

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 01.24.2013 | TED Weekends
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Boomers tend to be instinctively apprehensive about modern technology -- people texting instead of talking, phones buzzing mid-conversation, tweets a twittering in ways that make little sense to a generation still trying to conquer the TV remote

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).

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.

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.

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.

A Bottom Up Virtual Choir to Delight Your Heart and Milk Your Tears

Rob Kall | Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Kall

In a TED talk, Eric Whitacre told an audience how a young women sang a portion of one of his works on YouTube. It inspired him to try an experiment -- he would assemble a choir of YouTube videos of people singing from all over the world.