Samba Rumble Ring Tone
Henry Peacock Gallery, London, 2004/Great Eastern Hotel, ongoing
Personally developed ring tone.
The Miller and McAfee Press asked 17 artists to produce an audio work for a CD using the Nokia ‘Samba’ ring tone as a starting point. South American culture processed through multi-national commerce and then re-appropriated by rock bands, fine artists and DJs. Samba was installed as the on hold music at the Great Eastern Hotel.
We ran the original ring tone through various instruments on downloaded shareware software. The final result is a repetition of the ring tone obfuscated into a humorous and droll score.