Thursday, 16 December 2010

Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir

This is fantastic!  Eric Whitacre is a young American composer, a few of whose works Jenny and I have sung and whose work we really like.  Semi-randomly surfing the web just now I came across his blog, in which he was discussing how he created a virtual choir and used it to record a piece of his called Lux arumque.  He filmed himself silently conducting the piece, then sent that to a couple of hundred singers who'd volunteered to take part.  Each of them filmed themselves singing their own part and sent it back to him, and he had a friend assemble the whole thing into a single movie.  And this is it.

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