Cloud Singing: The Virtual Choir Project

Picture of Eric Whitacre conducting

Picture of Eric Whitacre conducting (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am reposting this from Simon Phipps‘ blog “Wild Webmink.”

He writes in his blog: “Eric Whitacre launched Virtual Choir 3, the composite performance of his choral work “Water Night”, to promote his new album of the same name. Once again, it’s transcendently beautiful.” (Virtual Choir 3 « Wild Webmink.)

I can only agree with Simon’s assessment. I have been a member in many choirs most of my life (latest was the renowned Camerata Vocale Freiburg). With those choruses we performed works from Early Renaissance to contemporary composers as well as Jazz and popular music.

Even if it is for European taste a little too “American”, I find this modus of choir singing enabled by technology fascinating. But listen for yourself (connect to your stereo and make it full-screen):

 
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About Hellmuth Broda

Independent Information and Communications Technology Strategist with an interest in the construction sites between business, society and technology. http://www.hellmuthbroda.com
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2 Responses to Cloud Singing: The Virtual Choir Project

  1. hahaha, “too American” — perhaps in 2 words you have summed up both the best and the worst of Whitacre’s work! America is not the country that gave us existentialism. It is the country that gave us optimism.

  2. Thanks, Vaneeesa.
    You realized that I wrote this with a tongue-in-cheek 😉
    I also prefer opt over ex’es.

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