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.