Eric Whitacre and His Virtual Choir

I first heard of Eric Whitacre two days ago when we heard a choir perform his Five Hebrew Love Songs, written by Whitacre’s wife, Hila Plitmann.  It was incredibly touching, poignant, haunting.  So, I checked him out and discovered his virtual choir.  Never heard of a virtual choir?  Well, check this out!

And listen to Eric’s TED Talk here:

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Some Amazing Films Recently Viewed (Old, New, and Foreign)

Since we don’t watch TV, we watch a huge variety of films.  Here are a few I have really liked.  Films that got me thinking.  They are listed in no particular order.

1) Judgment at Nuremberg

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Judgement-Nuremberg-DVD-Spencer-Tracy/dp/B0001P1BTI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1416801739&sr=8-3&keywords=judgment+at

2) Moon

http://www.amazon.com/Moon-Sam-Rockwell/dp/B002T9H2MO/ref=tmm_dvd_title_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=1-2&qid=1416799483

3) The Intouchables  (French with English subtitles)

http://www.amazon.com/Intouchables-François-Cluzet/dp/B0087IT8FK/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1416799534&sr=1-2&keywords=the+intouchables

4) Monsieur Lazhar  (French with English subtitles)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Monsieur-Lazhar-DVD-Mohamed-Fellag/dp/B0083I374W/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1416801900&sr=1-1&keywords=lazhar

5) The Women on the 6th Floor  (Spanish with English subtitles)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0069UV0AY/ref=s9_simh_se_p74_d0_i5?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=search-desktop-advertising-no-results-center-1&pf_rd_r=0BE3SBTMM85KAM4ERMP1&pf_rd_t=301&pf_rd_p=1912906182&pf_rd_i=leaving%20on%20the%2015th%20spring

6) Leaving on the 15th Spring  (Japanese with English subtitles)

http://asianwiki.com/Leaving_on_the_15th_Spring

7) Late Spring  (Japanese with English subtitles)

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/late_spring/

8) The Promise

This film is about the birth of Israel as a nation.  Not to be confused with the romantic film with the same title.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Promise-DVD-Claire-Foy/dp/B004G5YVC8

9) The Lives of Others  (German with English subtitles)

http://www.amazon.com/The-Lives-Others-Martina-Gedeck/dp/B000OVLBGC

10) For Greater Glory

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Greater-Glory-Story-Cristiada-Region/dp/B00FNJN6OU/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1416800206&sr=1-1&keywords=for+greater+glory

11) NO  (Spanish with English subtitles)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/No-Gael-Garcia-Bernal/dp/B00AZMFKXK/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1416801553&sr=1-2&keywords=NO

12) Touching the Void

http://www.amazon.com/Touching-Void-Simon-Yates/dp/B00020X94W/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1416799451&sr=1-2&keywords=touching+the+void