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A New Adventure

August 15, 2011 at 9:26 am UTC

Today, after nearly 14 years in Los Angeles, we voyage across the pond to live in London. I’ll be back in the States all the time (I actually have more concerts in the US this year than I did last year); but this move will give me a chance to perform more often in Europe, and to spend more time at Cambridge (where I am now Composer-in Residence at Sidney Sussex).

I’m so excited I can hardly breathe, but part of my heart aches for the beautiful life we made in California. So long, City of Angels. I miss you already.

  • http://mattnielsen.com Matt

    What part of London are you moving to? I lived in Kensington for a while and loved it.

  • Hitomi Yamada

    Wish you all the best for your new adventure as global stars.

  • Wendell

    It’s understandable Eric. You’ve made LA a part of you, as your home should be. I think that though you will miss it, a part of you is going to grow and change with this move as a flurry of new perspectives and experiences will undoubtedly give rise to a new you that we will see echoed in your music. Sure there are some things that will be unmistakably “Eric Whitacre” but then, I also look forward to “English-influenced Eric Whitacre” as well. I resonate with your longing as I am preparing to move to South Korea. It’s exciting, but a part of you remains entrenched in the life you have developed and love. Don’t worry though. My entire library of your work is travelling with me. ;-)

  • Miggy Torres

    Woo Hoo! It’ll be awesome! Good luck! :D

  • Andrew Orlowicz

    I’ve been to England several times, I love it there. Though I don’t think I could adapt to all the rain so easily :3.

  • JK

    Groovey. Hope to be able to see some of your concerts this side of the pond.

  • Chris

    God luck in London! LOVE the song and video you posted here to LA. Gorgeous and touching sentiment. Thanks for posting it.

  • Chris

    Can’t get over this song and video. The song is To build a home by Cinematic Orchestra featuring Patrick Watson. Colin Rich did the video. What a gorgeous mesh. Thanks again Eric for posting this. I love coming to your blog.

  • Mariamaria

    I just moved to London myself and on day 4 i bump into you and your beautiful wife in the local playground! All the best of luck and once you get used to the british weather (!!???!!) i am sure you’ll make a lovely warm home for your family. I was a little blue at the start of my move with all the usual move-stress…now am looking for tickets in uk to one of your concerts. Cant wait!

About Eric

Eric Whitacre is one of the most popular and performed composers of our time, a distinguished conductor, broadcaster and public speaker. His first album as both composer and conductor on Decca/Universal, Light & Gold, won a Grammy® in 2012, reaped unanimous five star reviews and became the no. 1 classical album in the US and UK charts within a week of release... view full bio