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The Daily Beast March 2011 – TED Recap

March 7, 2011 at 2:15 am UTC

A Spellbinding ‘Virtual Choir’

The uber-popular, blond-coifed composer and conductor Eric Whitacre unveiled videos of his “virtual choir” for a spellbound audience, as they listened to compositions made up entirely of individual singers—all mashed together to create one orchestral project of auditory beauty. Some of his more popular previous videos, “Lux Aurumque” and “Sleep,” have been viewed millions of times on YouTube. But “Sleep 2.0”—his latest unveiled at Ted2011—reportedly left many in the crowd in tears. It features a stunning 2,000 videos submitted from nearly 60 different countries. It’s not online yet, so in the meantime, watch “Lux Aurumque.”

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