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Quote of the Week: Eno’s Vocal Unit

This is Brian Eno, on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday (November 23, 2008), discussing the virtues of ensemble singing:

    When you sing with a group of people, you learn how to subsume yourself into a group consciousness because a capella singing is all about the immersion of the self into the community. That’s one of the great feelings — to stop being me for a little while and to become us. That way lies empathy, the great social virtue.

Read (and listen to) the full piece at npr.org. (Thanks for the tip, Michael P.)

By Marc Weidenbaum

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