|Uh oh (by nautin, Jul 13th, 2007)
I can't hear anything!
|Not good !!! (by kitty, Jul 9th, 2007)
Can be forgiven, rite? I hate the one who is like this.
|Unbearable Distorted (by billyoung, Jul 9th, 2007)
Hey i can't hear this sound. Don't you?
|Unbearable! (by forestgum, Jun 25th, 2007)
How true! It's really unbearable!
|Nonsense ringtone... (by San88, Jun 22nd, 2007)
I don't like this ringtone. It's really nonsense...
Cellphones On Stage Has Ring Of Respectability
By AMOL SHARMA
Bora Yoon plays a mean electric violin and has a light touch on the
glockenspiel. The 27-year-old contemporary classical musician can jam out on a
Midway through a recent concert in downtown Manhattan, she flipped open a
Samsung phone, held it up against a microphone and began tapping intensely on
the keys. She wasn't making a call, but, rather, stringing together a precise
series of notes that make up her mobile-phone composition "Plinko."
Cellphones are a notorious audience distraction at musical performances --
ringing, buzzing and beeping and giving conductors fits. But for some
avant-garde electronic artists, cellphones themselves are musical instruments
that can be incorporated into rock, hip-hop and even modern classical music.
Household items like washboards, saws and buckets have found their place in
music, and electronic instruments that once seemed gimmicky, like turntables and
laptops, are going mainstream. So why not cellphones?
Some musicians have already taken cellphone music to an extreme. An Austrian
rock band called the Handydandy named itself after the German term for mobile
phone, handy. The band, which performs at electronic arts festivals in Europe
and elsewhere, has done away with ordinary instruments altogether. Each member
of the quintet straps a Sony Ericsson handset around his neck like a guitar and
taps away on the buttons, making all the facial and bodily contortions of an
Eric Clapton or Carlos Santana while producing very different results.
The group's cellphones, sometimes attached to Styrofoam cutouts shaped like
guitars, are linked wirelessly to laptops a few steps away. Pressing keys
triggers the nearby computers to play a cacophony of distorted sounds and
digital beats. The group refers to its cellphone-powered blur of electronic
noise as "Bluetooth Rock," a reference to the popular wireless technology.
Some aspiring DJs and hip-hop artists are beginning to experiment with
cellphones, too. In the town of Slough, west of London, a youth center recently
began a workshop on "mobile mashups." Using cellphones equipped with special
mixing software, students with stage names like MC PanicPhaze learn to splice
pieces of existing tunes, add all sorts of electronic effects, and record rap
vocals on top.