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AstroAlert: A Song for the Universe (update)

5 Dec 2018, 23:26 UTC
AstroAlert: A Song for the Universe (update)
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Hi everyone,

Back in June, I sent an AstroAlert about an opportunity to sing in a “virtual choir” as part of a tribute to the majesty of the universe revealed by the Hubble Space Telescope. The can now see and hear the fruits of this project online.

It’s the brainchild of Eric Whitacre, an American composer known for his choral and orchestral music (he won a Grammy Award in 2012). For the past few years, he has created “virtual choirs” that bring together people from around the world in song. These are not professional singers, they’re just people who enjoy singing and are brave enough to add their voices and videos to the choir. Anybody can join.

Whitacre’s most recent project is now online. Titled Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of Our Universe, it’s described this way:

Grammy award-winning American composer Eric Whitacre’s symphonic work Deep Field was inspired by the world’s most famous space observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope, and its greatest discovery – the iconic Deep Field image. The new film – Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of our Universe – illuminates the score by combining Hubble’s stunning imagery, including never-seen-before galaxy fly-bys, with bespoke animations to create ...

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