07 November 2022

Audience choir

People singing together provides an experience that probably dates back to the dawn of humanity itself:
Not only can humans make more sounds, but we also can control how we string them together. And that is because of our amazing and precise breath control. Monkeys can't control their inhale and exhale the way we can -- they can only make short sounds a few seconds long before they have to take another breath.
And the process seems to bind groups of people together - vide sports venues, battlefields, religious gatherings.


  1. Every Pete Seeger concert was an audience sing-along. Other folk singers would often get the audience to join in on choruses, but he got them singing just about everything. It's part of why he could continue doing concerts for so long, even when his voice was on the way out (and they were great!).

  2. It is indeed an amazing experience. Come to Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) when we have song and dance festival.
    EE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORkrkVZ2UbU
    LV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT8WenpR8NI
    LT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYfVxzzEiaM

  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne6tB2KiZuk Bobby McFerrin in 2009…


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