Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 2.0 – ‘Sleep’

Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 2.0 performs Sleep.

The Virtual Choir features 2052 performances from 1752 singers in 58 countries, individually recorded and uploaded to YouTube between September 2010 and January 2011.

While not an obviously electronic work, it’s a great example using the Internet as a collaborative platform to do things that would be otherwise impossible or impractical.

Here’s a video introduction, by Whitacre, to the Virtual Choir & the inspiration behind it:

Composed and Conducted by Eric Whitacre

Poetry by Charles Anthony Silvestri
Directed by rehabstudio/Cake
Design and Animation by Thiago Maia, David Pocull and Sebastian Baptista

10 thoughts on “Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 2.0 – ‘Sleep’

  1. People connected worldwide via the internet and recorded themselves singing along to a prerecorded conductor… how much more techy do you dorks need? Does everyone on this post literally only listen to music with synthesizers in it?

  2. We tend to think of synthesis not as just the idea of using electronics to make cool new sounds, but the more conceptual level of using technology to combine things to create something new.

  3. We tend to think of synthesis not as just the idea of using electronics to make cool new sounds, but the more conceptual level of using technology to combine things to create something new.

    But we do like the big knobby synths.

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