Eric Whitacre’s new album, Water Night, is now available in stunning 24-bit/96kHz studio-quality via Society of Sound.
In this exclusive interview, Whitacre discusses how he achieved the incredibly natural sound behind his most recent recording and why he chose to make it available to Society of Sound members:
“The advantages of hearing this album at such a high sample rate is that you capture the nuances…and for me as a composer the nuances happen in the small parts, they happen more in the silences then they do in the music itself.
When I hear it at 96kHz, suddenly it’s like I’m standing on the podium again”
The album is available as 24-bit/96khz FLAC as well as 16-bit ALAC which is compatible with iPods. Eric Whitacre also explains the benefits of offering this quality of recording:
“members get the chance to hear the audio exactly the way I’d hoped it would be…99.9% of the recording should happen in the room at the time.”
This is a particularly interesting pairing; these two works were written at around the same time while both composers had found sanctuarly from World War II in America.
Though very different in conception, they provide a snapshot of how their creativity continued to flourish in the New World.