Amazing, Gorgeous Performance By Virtual YouTube Choir

Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir Sings Lux Aurumque      24/03/10

Buying Choices

This video captures Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir peforming Lux Aurumque.

The piece brings together 185 voices, from 12 countries, to create a "virtual choir" that exists only within a video editing application and a DAW. Singers created individual video performances of their parts, which were then combined to create a complete choir.

What really makes Whitacre's Virtual Choir performance notable, though, is that it's actually musical.

Here's what Whitacre has to say about the performance:

My goal with this ‘chapter’ of the Virtual Choir was to see if we could not just sing our parts separately and cut them together; I wanted to see if we could actually make music.

There is a lot of rubato in my conducting (slowing down, speeding up) and some very specific dynamic gestures, and the singers responded beautifully.

In addition to composing Lux Arumque, Whitacre developed a YouTube-friendly technique for conducting the virtual choir.

Here's Whitacre's conducting track:

Using this track, singers created individual performances, like this one by Julie Pajuheshfa:

"I’m hoping that this is just the beginning," notes Whitacre. "My ultimate goal is to write an original piece for the Virtual Choir and have it receive it’s world premiere in cyber-space, hundreds (maybe thousands) of people singing alone, together."

James Lewin
Twitter @podcasting_news

z

More News: Like This
Even more news...

 



More Videos

Martin Dubka Live performance At Cymru Beats 17 

We take a look at his rig too


Presentation: Expressive E Touché 

A good look at the controller


First Look: Komplete Kontrol MK2 Announced 

Next Gen controller keyboard out today


Synthfest 2017: Isotonik Studios Max For Live Devices 

Examples integrations into setups