eric whitacre

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness
I Thank You God by E.E. Cummings i thank You God for most this amazing day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a
2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgBased on his unique orchestra conducting experience over the four increasingly complex opuses of the virtual choir, Whitacre harnessed somehow the essence of something beyond the technical musical details, something that I prefer to call "the artistic wisdom of the crowd."
2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgTwo years later, technology had not come to the rescue, so Whitacre embraced the technological challenge and came up with a creative, artistic solution. I love the idea of embracing the variation by weaving it into the art rather than "fixing" the problem.
2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgListening to the Virtual Choir Live--4,000 singers strong, from 73 countries--I was reminded of how the whole world is sound and vibration. We humans never sing alone.
2012-11-22-whitacrepullAt first glance, a choir may seem like nothing more than a group of singers. But look a little closer. Conductor Eric Whitacre's performers don't simply sing. They remind us of what it means to be truly connected.
2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI sometimes imagine how much faster human culture would have progressed if genius inventors and artists from ages past could have called each other up to discuss specific projects. Today, they do.
Contemporary composer, conductor and TED talker Eric Whitacre is well-known for creating choral works and scores, but recently
The world will heal. One person and one relatonship at a time. It starts with me and you. Sing your song and discover the voices of others.
The virtual choirs allow people to do something they love in a world filled with connections that are otherwise devoid of true meaning, and with other like-minded people.
The Internet did not invent social networking -- it didn't even invent the term. We are social animals and we pursue connection with others no matter what.
The psychological phenomena underlying such amazing virtual collective action are worthy to be addressed. I hypothesized the following: in order to achieve this kind of performance, the vocalists must call upon something called by psychologists: the affective theory of mind (AToM).
One thread that unites individuals across this ether; one thread that bonds individuals despite the fact they've never really connected or known about each other. Sometimes, you don't need more than one thread to truly care about someone.
Through uniting individuals that are passionate about music and passionate about creating change in the world, Music Unites
Being at TED, however, isn't just about the names you know, but rather those you don't -- stars in their own right changing the world.
The Big Apple Corps started out as a social organization, and continues today to offer a place where people can make friends -- and even fall in love.