Eric Whitacre was born on January 2, 1970. He is a american composer of choral, wind band and electronic music. He has composed such songs as Cloudburst and Lux Aurumque. When i was in choir in high school about 3 years ago we got to sing a song that he composed. The song name was called Cloudburst and it is one of my favorite pieces from him. When i want to listen to music to relax i listen to him.