More than 800 MIT graduates will sing one song together, virtually

Each person sings one note, explains the professor behind the idea, Eran Egozy

By Grace Griffin Globe Correspondent,Updated May 21, 2020, 3:19 p.m.

Though Massachusetts Institute of Technology has postponed its in-person commencement ceremony, one professor devised a project to create community through music while graduates are apart.

The school contacted music technology professor Eran Egozy, who came up with the idea for “Comusica,” an audio and video project that encapsulates clips of graduating students in one cohesive song backed by an instrumental track. After his colleague Evan Ziporyn composed a 3½-minute song, Egozy solicited participation from over 800 students to sing it. “Comusica” will be unveiled to attendees of MIT’s virtual commencement ceremony on May 29.

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