Mobile Phone Piece


Music is an integral part of mobile phones, and the ringtone download culture is firmly established. However, the provision of music for ringtones does not necessarily make a musician into a 'digital 20 musician'. This project is designed to explore the creative potential of mobile phone networks.

The Project

Devise a performance in which the audience's mobile phones become the instruments.


This idea is not new, and there have been several high-profile projects which have attempted to choreograph ring-tones. The most successful was probably Dialtones (A Telesymphony) (2001) by Golan Levin, Scott Gibbons and Gregory Shakar, which is also available on CD (Staalplaat STCD160). Research into that piece might provide a useful source of inspiration for this project, but the challenge here is to devise some new way in which to realise the idea.