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Very Interesting Musings on the Virtual Choir

June 14, 2010 at 5:55 am UTC

Tia, a poet and blogger, has offered a deep and insightful essay on the deeper meaning of The Virtual Choir. Some very interesting thoughts, gorgeously written. She writes:

And yet, why does it haunt me so? The sense of longing, of reaching out for connection that is communicated to me, the viewer-hearer, is largely a function of the strangeness of the presentation, not of each individual’s communication. Most of the singers look extraordinarily serene, like people absent from the world because they’re in “flow” (Csíkszentmihályi, 1990). People who are physically together when singing together, no matter with how much joy or harmony, don’t wear exactly the same expression as an individual in private rapture. Or didn’t, anyway. As we reach out for connection in this new way, are we inviting others to steal a part of our soul that previously only revealed itself to the walls or landscapes of our private spaces?

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