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Virtual Choir brings people together socially by letting them share their love of music and singing. Creates community as we combine thousands of voices globally of different class, locations and backgrounds through social media.
Addressed audiences at Duke, Harvard, The Economist, Seoul Digital Forum, ICDA Conference in Tokyo
He motivates audiences of collaboration, and speaks and inspires others about huge accomplishments made possible by the contribution of talent of many people working together. Using creativity and leadership, they are able to create something bigger than any each individual could.
He is influenced by poets since he used many poems as a basis to compose his songs
Poems by Octavio Paz such as Cloudburst, Water Night and Little Birds
Poem by Charles Anthony Silvestri for Sleep
"Biography." Eric Whitacre. Eric Whitacre, n.d. Web. 06 June 2015. <http://ericwhitacre.com/biography>.Cummings, Robert. "Eric Whitacre." AllMusic. AllMusic, n.d. Web. 06 June 2015. <http://www.allmusic.com/artist/eric-whitacre-mn0002046267/compositions>."Eric Whitacre." Classic Cat. Classic Cat, 2014. Web. 06 June 2015. <http://www.classiccat.net/whitacre_e/biography.php>."ERIC WHITACRE." DECCA. DECCA, 2010. Web. 6 June 2015. <http%3A%2F%2Fwww.decca.com%2Fartists%2Feric-whitacre%2F>.
Studio 4, Noble House, Mount Hill Lane, Gerrards Cross, Bucks SL9 8SU (UK)
1970 - present
conductor, composer, broadcaster and charismatic public speaker
INFLUENCES BY OTHER ARTISTS
MAJOR LIFE EVENTS / MUSICAL WORKS
COMPOSER'S MUSIC :
Virtual Choir on YouTube: began as an experiment on YouTube when a young female singer and fan of his music recorded and shared a video of Sleep in her voice. Inspired Whitacre to create an online project where singers record videos of them singing and share them online. It is then synchronized and put together to create a Virtual Choir. The final product was Lux Aurumque published in 2010, created by 185 singers from around the world, viewed 4 million times on YouTube. This international phenomenon brings together singers from everywhere through the technological developments.
Made commissions for many other prestigious orchestras, such as BBC Proms, the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Chanticleer, Julian Lloyd Webber and the Philharmonia Orchestra, The Tallis Scholars, the Berlin Rundfunkchor and The King’s Singers.