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Virtual Choir 3: Water Night

December 21, 2011 at 2:04 pm UTC

Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir 3: Water Night

OK, gang, here we go! The piece we will perform for Virtual Choir 3 is Water Night, an a cappella work I composed in 1995.

This time our goal is to expand the idea of our ‘performance space.’  The final film will exist not only as a beautiful online video but also as a powerful audio-visual art exhibit, placed in cities around the world. Visitors to these installations will get the chance to literally walk through our Virtual Choir, a deeply immersive experience using surround sound and panoramic video, tailored for each venue. Imagine someone standing in the middle of the Virtual Choir as we sing the line “if you open your eyes”!

We’re also using some new technologies to better capture and synchronize your performances and make the whole recording process seamless. Some of this stuff is fairly cutting-edge, especially given the number of singers we are anticipating.  Water Night splits into 14 different voice parts, so this time around it’s all about raising our game: beautiful singing, advanced technology and building a community from all over the world.

The deadline for submissions this time is January 31st, 2012, so don’t procrastinate. Together we will continue to aspire to inspire, coming together to create a work of beauty and wonder.

Please visit the official Virtual Choir site to watch the introduction video and the conductor track. WOO HOO!

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