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The Guardian February 2011 – TED Round up

March 3, 2011 at 6:09 am UTC

“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, but having examined both his and Goldie Hawn’s hair today, at close proximity, I’d have to conclude that Whitacre’s wins: it’s just so golden and shaggy and perfectly coiffed.

He showed a clip of his new virtual YouTube choir singing his composition, Sleep, featuring 2,051 singers from 58 countries. It’s not online yet but here’s his first, unexpectedly moving one, Lux Aurumque.

Read the full article on The Guardian website


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