Watch Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir of 2K YouTube Singers, & Watch for a Whitacre-Blessed SL Project Coming Soon!
This is a beautiful and inspiring project conceived and created by renowned American composer Eric Whitacre: "Virtual Choir 2.0", incorporating 2052 singers from 58 countries who uploaded their individual performances to YouTube, where it was composited together to become a international chorus transcending all borders:
Now here's some cool news especially for Second Life residents: Another Whitacre composition will soon be produced in Second Life, with Whitacre's blessing:
"Eric came into SL for an interview late last year and I was able to meet and chat with him a bit," metaverse musical innovator Lorin Tone tells me. "The result of our discussions will be first a video, then a few live SL productions of a piece he composed called 'Godzilla Eats Las Vegas'. Long story short, we're acting it out in SL." (Watch a real world version of that composition here.) Mr. Tone's collaborators include Madcow Cosmos, Marcus Parrott (a former artist for Monty Python), Chantal Harvey (who'll shoot a machinima), and Lauren Weyland providing voice talent. So watch for that soon.
"As you might imagine," Lorin Tone says, somewhat unnecessarily, "A 3D SL performance will be considerably more vivid. And graphically destructive, of course." Sign me up.
Oh yes, when did Eric Whitacre come to Second Life? To be on Paisely Beebe's show, of course. Watch his appearance after the break: