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