Screenshot from Eric Whitacre / Virtual Choir 3
This week in Studio 360, we meet Eric Whitacre, the rock star of contemporary choral music, who has a secret to his success: forming choirs online. We look for marital advice from the movies, but film historian Jeanine Basinger raises a cautionary note: a marriage isn’t good drama, or funny, unless it’s in trouble. And we go for a walk with sound recordist Chris Watson as he captures the birds and reeds and church bells that inspired composer Benjamin Britten.
Host Kurt Anderson
photo by Thomas Hart Shelby
Studio 360, Saturday at 3 p.m. on NPR 89.1FM/1550 AM