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21 November 2013, 10:09
The choral composer met the 'Daft Punk' singers in London last night, discussing the possibility of working together.
Following the success of his Virtual Choir 4 video on YouTube and his recent release of Depeche Mode arrangement, Enjoy the Silence, Eric Whitacre's hinted he's planning his next project: working with a cappella five-piece Pentatonix.
Pentatonix shot to success after appearing on US TV show The Sing-Off, taking inspiration from a range of musical styles. Like Whitacre, the group compose and arrange complex a cappella vocal tunes.
Posting a photo on Instagram, they said: "Just had a wonderful dinner with mister @EricWhitacre! Such an incredible honour!"
Eric shared his admiration for the group on Twitter:
Just had dinner with all 5 members of @PTXofficial. LOVE these guys, had such a good time. Talked a lot about working together...— Eric Whitacre (@EricWhitacre) November 20, 2013
Eric aimed to push the boundaries of 'classical' music with his dubstep-inspired electronic choral piece, Fly to Paradise, which has so far received more than half a million YouTube hits. Pentatonix, too, are no strangers to viral success: they've just picked up the Response of the Year YouTube Award for their video with Lindsey Stirling, Radioactive.