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Eric Whitacre “decomposes” with Apollo Chorus at Northwestern University

February 7, 2014 at 9:38 am UTC

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“He shared his early dream of being a member of Depeche Mode, his obsessive nature with the pieces he’s working on (which right now includes a choral cover of Trent Reznor’s Hurt that we’re excited to hear), and the tonal changes in his work from an idyllic world-view to a more real place. At one point, he even ran over to the piano and had the entire crowd help him work out a little bit of a choral arrangement of the Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind?” that he’d been pondering, literally using us all as a test choir.”

Marielle Shaw from the Chicagoist looks back at Eric’s Q&A at Northwestern University.

Read the full article on the Chicagoist website.