Ode to a ringtone

These short videos have been making the classical-music rounds… they are each an ode to the ubiquitous Nokia ringtone of yester-year.

First video: Named Valse Irritation , it is attributed to composer/pianist Marc Andre Hamelin. Rumor has it that he plays this spontaneously when he hears a cell phone ring during a performance. Cute!

Second video:  this is a fugue based on the same Nokia ringtone melody, this one composed by Vincent Lo, who states that this ringtone originated from Francisco Tárrega’s solo guitar piece Gran Vals.


~submitted by Alison @ KMFA  :-)

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