Watch “Sleep,” Eric Whitacre’s new work with 2,000 voices

Posted by: Emily McManus

Watch the full-length version of “Sleep,” Eric Whitacre’s new work, sung by a YouTube-powered choir of more than 2,000 singers from around the world. The nine-minute work was premiered last night at the Paley Center in New York — and on YouTube.

And watch Eric Whitacre’s TEDTalk, where he talks about his creative process and the artistic challenges of conducting a choir as big as the Internet …

Comments (6)

  • Soul Dancer commented on Nov 24 2012

    What an amazing story it would be to:
    1. make a documentary of
    2. the gathering of all these voices
    3. all funded by crowd-sourcing tools
    4. as they prepare to open or close the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games

    Who’s in?

  • Khonan Lee commented on Sep 27 2012

    Thank you for your music.

  • Lisa Hopper commented on Apr 5 2012

    I am absolutely AMAZED by this! I came across Eric Whitacre on TED.com today and listen to him present his idea. What a beautiful way to bring this World together. I believe music is the way to do this and Eric has begun the revolution to accomplish this. I wish I could sing so that I too could join my voice in with all of the amazing voices I heard today.

  • commented on Apr 18 2011

    Eric Whitacre’s TEDTalk was one of the better TEDTalks I’ve seen. It really gave me hope for the future and a strong inkling that “Mass Collaboration Will Change the World.” In fact, I felt so strongly about it that I did a post by the title in quotations above.

    With Love and Gratitude,


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