“There is something both magical and melancholy about bringing so many talented singers together to produce a piece that creates the illusion of unison while spotlighting the participants as so many isolated, lonely faces on screens.
For me, there has never been a better representation of the tension between individual and group.
The piece—full of optimism and joy—brings voices from around the world together in the common act of singing the universal language of music.
ART as the great cultural leveler.
Yet I can’t help but also feel something awkward and sad while watching the piece.
The multitude of faces dissolve into a mass collective. It is like a metaphor for the internet. Everyone is together, all in one place, all doing the same thing.
Each with in his or her face in their own private book.”
I am in this.