December 02, 2013
Yesterday I posted that I was beginning work on an a cappella cover of Trent Reznor’s “Hurt” and many people responded by saying they prefer the Johnny Cash cover over Trent’s original. I love both versions. I find the Johnny Cash cover especially heartbreaking because he was so close to the end of his life… continued
November 15, 2013
Disney Virtual Honor Choir Participants, We asked for a lot this time: excellent singing, good sound, super-clean video. Every video I heard was at an astonishingly high level, worthy of inclusion. You all delivered beyond my wildest dreams. I am so, so proud of all of you. In the end, Disney was able to use… continued
November 13, 2013
The great John Tavener has died today. A tremendous loss for the musical world. His music was filled with innocence and mystery, a rare and wonderful thing in our modern, cynical times. My own writing was deeply influenced by the spacious, deeply authentic sound worlds that he created; I will forever be in his… continued
November 01, 2013
October 17, 2013
Years ago when Hila and I lived in Los Angeles we would play a ‘famous’ game. The idea was that if you saw someone who looked remotely like a celebrity you would point them out to the other person and say, “Hey, look, it’s Jay Leno,” even though it wasn’t Jay Leno and barely looked… continued
December 10, 2013
Back in August 2013, Eric became an Ambassador of the Rhapsody Project, a new arts-in-health project from Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity, which draws together visual and performing arts to help patients at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in their treatment and rehabilitation. Working with physiotherapists and occupational therapists and teaming up with audio guide company Imagineear, Chelsea… continued
November 28, 2013
“Classical music is the heart and soul of the original Giving Thanks. This year features a tribute to Bach, including Simone Dinnerstein; Eric Whitacre’s gorgeous setting of e.e. cumming’s i thank You God for most this amazing day; and Dawn Upshaw sings Maria Schneider’s breathtaking new setting of Winter Morning Walks by Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, who introduces the… continued
November 26, 2013
It’s your chance to put your questions to Eric as part of the Wednesday Web Chat with Tim Lihoreau on Classic FM. The chat will take place live at 9am GMT on Wednesday 27th November. Visit the Classic FM website to follow the chat stream and ask Eric a question.
November 26, 2013
Eric recently took part in a new Skype initiative, “Skype in the Classroom”, connecting with the students of Shannon Forest Christian School in Greenville, South Carolina for a discussion of poetry and inspiration. For more information about this new initiative, visit the Skype in the Classroom website.
November 25, 2013
Eric spoke at The Marketing Society’s Annual Conference on Thursday 21 November in the beautiful Royal Opera House in London. You can watch the talk in full on The Marketing Society’s website.