>> ERIC: It all started with this one young girl who sent me this video of herself singing
one of my choral pieces, and I was just struck so hard by it - the beauty, the intimicy of
it, the sweetness of it, and I thought it would be amazing if we could get 100 people
to do this and cut it all together and make a virtual choir. So I then went into the studio
and I conducted in total silence, and I could only hear in my head, and I loaded all of
that up to YouTube, and I sent out a call to singers across the world and the response
was totally overwhelming. We had 185 singers from 12 different countries. It was all about
connecting these people all over the world and these individuals alone, together.
When we did Lux, then I think we really started getting it, so this time we're going to go
back, do Sleep for real. Just the way I always imagined it would be. For me, singing together
and making music together is a fundamental human experience, and I love the idea that
technology can bring people together from all over the world and get people to participate
in this transcending experience.