Fact: Connection is why we’re here. Neuro-biologically, that’s how we’re wired.
Fact: Music is the universal language. You can walk into a musical situation and sit in with musicians from other countries, races or cultures.
When you add the power of technology to connect people musically, you have way more than the sum of its’ parts as evidenced by this amazing video. 185 voices from 12 countries join a choir that spans the globe: “Lux Aurumque,” composed and conducted by Eric Whitacre, merges hundreds of tracks individually recorded and posted to YouTube. It’s an astonishing illustration of how technology can connect us.
I’ve listed the piece itself and then two short features on “the making of”. ALL well worth watching!!!!!! Enjoy.
Eric Whitacre introduces us to the Virtual Choir, and tells us how it came about and went on to be a YouTube phenomenon.
This is a background story from CTV News Toronto & cnn.com