Something for the Weekend: Eric Whitacre on Sleep – The Virtual Choir

Recently I came across a presentation on the TED website. It featured Eric Whitacre speaking about his project ‘Sleep‘. This 2011 Virtual Choir video features 2052 performances of ‘Sleep’ from 1752 singers in 58 countries, individually recorded and uploaded to YouTube between September 2010 and January 2011. 

TED Video description: “In a moving and madly viral video last year, composer Eric Whitacre led a virtual choir of singers from around the world. He talks through the creative challenges of making music powered by YouTube, and unveils the first 2 minutes of his new work, “Sleep,” with a video choir of 2,052. The full piece premieres April 7 (yes, on YouTube!).”

Well the video below is the final full (5 minute) version of Sleep (Virtual Choir 2.0). Enjoy, … I did!


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