Composer and conductor Eric Whitacre leads a virtual choir at TED, showing just how collaborative creation and crowdsourcing or radically altering the way people work together.
Who knows what the sound of one hand clapping is, but a choir of hundreds of singers connected by nothing more than webcams and an internet connection sounds, surprisingly, pretty sublime.
But Eric Whitacre and his virtual choir certainly sweeped the crowd off their feet using nothing more than webcams and an internet connection.
My highlight so far at this year’s TED conference in Long Beach, California, has been meeting the extraordinary composer and conductor, Eric Whitacre, after his moving and highly inspiring talk. Over 12 years, I have seen my share of TED presentations, and this was one of the most special.
“I wanted to be a rock star,” Eric Whitacre told the audience at the beginning of his talk. You don’t say, Eric. Who ever could have guessed?
Whitacre is the most popular contemporary composer in the world today,... continued
Composer and conductor Eric Whitacre chronicled the creation of a series of virtual choirs that brought together the voices of singers from around the world. Inspired by a YouTube clip of a young... continued