“In his “Virtual Choir” TED talk, which I was fortunate enough to see in person, composer and conductor Eric Whitacre describes the impetus for his project: a quiet clearing in the woods and the thunderstorm that broke over it suddenly, beautifully. I think this is a perfect metaphor, in fact, for what’s been going on… continued
“Eric Whitacre writes and conducts beautiful music. But he’s also done something extraordinarily creative that leaps far beyond the notes and bars which have, for thousands of years, captured music on the page. Whitacre has created a continually evolving new art form, the virtual choir, a bottom-up approach to connecting people from all over the… continued
“A life-changing storm inspired Eric Whitacre’s “Cloudburst,” sung by the Virtual Choir Live. In 1991, Whitacre’s college choir had stopped to rest near a pristine mountain lake in Northern California. The human choir was silent, listening to crickets, baritone frogs croaking, and bright birdsong. As massive clouds shadowed the valley, all the animals suddenly stopped singing.”… continued
“At 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.” Read the full article on The Huffington Post website.
The Horn Book has reviewed “Sleep”, the illustrated childrens book resulting from the most recent collaboration between Eric, Charles Anthony Silvestri and Anne Horjus. Liza Cortwright writes “[m]y favorite thing about Sleep is the many ways it can be enjoyed: the poetry is accessible but beautiful, the illustrations offer a complex story of their own, and the… continued
Las Vegas Weekly have included Eric among their list of renowend Las Vegans that have been recognised by the Grammy Awards. Read the full article on the Las Vegas Weekly website.
In the run-up to his speaking event for The Marketing Society Annual Conference, Eric spoke to Elen Lewis (Editor of The Marketing Society) about the Virtual Choir as well as some secrets and guilty pleasures. Read the full interview on The Marketing Society website.
Prior to the projection of Virtual Choir 3 ‘Water Night’ at Cambridge Music Festival 2013, Eric spoke to Cambridge News about the Virtual Choir. The full article is available on the Cambridge News website.
Eric was interviewed on NDR, German TV, as part of his workshop and concert in Hamburg in October 2013. The programme features footage from the workshop, attended by over ninety people in preparation for a performance later that evening Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle. Link no longer available
Eric chats to host Ted Simons about the Virtual Choir and his composition process. Link no longer available
“Choral music has more participants in the community than any other form of music-making. The truth is that singing is the most ancient art form and plugs deep into our psyche as humans.” Read the full article on Sinfini Music.
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