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Eric Whitacre conducts a virtual choir of nearly 6,000Eric Whitacre conducts a virtual choir of nearly 6,000

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

There are thousands of faces in the skyscraper windows in this anime-inspired 3D music video. Each face is a webcam capture of a singer — 5,905 of them to be exact, from 101 countries across the globe. Their voices have been blended together into a virtual choir by composer Eric Whitacre for his latest composition, […]

Entertainment

The live meshing of a real life and virtual chorusThe live meshing of a real life and virtual chorus

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Eric Whitacre has spent most of his career conducting traditional choirs. Then, in 2009, a fan video posted to YouTube sparked a crazy idea: could he take singers from across the globe, have them sing the same piece on video, and edit it together into a virtual choir? The results of this experiment quickly went […]

Art

A choir live and online: Eric Whitacre at TED2013A choir live and online: Eric Whitacre at TED2013

Posted By Ben Lillie

In an extraordinary finale for TED2013, Eric Whitacre stages a type of performance that has never been seen before, with a choir assembled to sing his composition, “Cloudburst.” It’s not just any choir. He’s joined on stage by 100 live singers formed from choirs from California State University, Long Beach Campus, California State University, Fullerton […]

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A Ripple Effect: Speakers in Session 12 of TED2013A Ripple Effect: Speakers in Session 12 of TED2013

Posted By Morton Bast

TED2013 has come to an end. Here, the final session — about the doers and givers who never stop spreading their ideas. In session 12, these speakers shared their bold words and even bolder actions. And it all built to a riveting finale. Here, the speakers who appeared in this session. Click on their name […]