Eric Whitacre

A few weeks ago I posted the list of living composers I hoped to interview. Among them was Eric Whitacre. The guy is a freaking rock star. I mean, look at him. Someone tweeted about his TED talk yesterday. I watched it and teared up. I loved his story, what he thought of choirs and then hearing the basses around him sing the kyrie from Mozart’s Requiem for the first time. (It’s such a great piece of music, I can just imagine what he experienced sitting among the basses.)  You can see his talk here.

My choir did Whitacre’s Lux Aurumque, the first piece that was performed via the virtual choir. It’s an absolutely stunning work of art, as you’ll see. I can’t wait to see the complete video of Sleep.

By the way, the camera repair shopped called me and the repair is going to take WEEKS. I don’t know how I’m going to cope.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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