Eric Whitacre unveils Virtual Choir 4
11 July 2013, 16:26
Watch the highly anticipated video of Eric Whitacre's latest composition, Fly to Paradise.
After a hugely successful Kickstarter funding campaign, and lengthy editing process where 8,409 videos featuring 5,905 singers (one of whom is Classic FM's very own Tim Lihoreau!) are mixed into one track, Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir 4 is ready to be unleashed on the world.
The choral parts have been compiled and incorporated with solo lines for soprano and alto, but this time, Eric's taken the project further than ever, and mixed the music with an electronic sound bed, so it can be remixed by DJs and producers.
Eric said: "I am deeply humbled to be a small part of this choir, and honored to make music with each and every one of you. Together we have all made something authentic, special and unique. Now let's give it to the world. Woo hoo!"
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Can you spot Tim Lihoreau? We'll give you a clue... he's not the one on the big screen!