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World's First Silent Ringtone Available
« on: January 05, 2007, 07:44:11 pm »
Posted by Annalee Newitz
http://blog.wired.com/tableofmalcontents/2007/01/worlds_first_si.html

Conceptual artist Jonathon Keats has created the world's first silent ringtone, a bootleg of John Cage's famous piano piece that contains four minutes and 33 seconds of silence. Cage performed 4'33" live before an audience in 1952. But, says Keats, Cage was limited by the technologies available at the time. His silence wasn't perfect because it wasn't digital -- nor could it be freely distributed via sound files. So Keats wrote "My Cage," a 4:33 minute ringtone of pure, unadulterated silence. You can get it for free from Start Mobile, a ringtone distributor, and Keats urges people to remix and mashup his ringtone as much as they wish.

From the ringtone ad:

    A remastering, "My Cage" is also a remix, introducing serendipity into the equation, delivering performances unpredictably, whenever calls come unexpectedly. The silence may take place without the listener being aware of it. Or the listener may hear a call - phantom silence - when there's no one on the line. "My Cage" all-encompassing: Even those who don't use it as a ringtone have the potential to experience it, in the silence of an unanswered call. Note: To fully enjoy this work, and to give callers the opportunity to enjoy the complete silence as well, it is recommended that you turn off your voicemail.


http://www.startmobile.net/M60-silent.html
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Re: World's First Silent Ringtone Available
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2007, 01:32:08 pm »
 ;D  so basically.. most of the day.. you could be assuming you have missed call service.. :rofl:  i like it.. would be so good at the movies.. when the likes of some forget to turn their mobiles off..  :)

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Re: World's First Silent Ringtone Available
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2007, 01:06:30 pm »
I tried to d/l this in Limewire, but the file must be corrupt or something, there was no sound :P

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Re: World's First Silent Ringtone Available
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2007, 05:47:22 am »
I tried to d/l this in Limewire, but the file must be corrupt or something, there was no sound :P

 ;D You probably had your hearing aid turned off. ;)
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Re: World's First Silent Ringtone Available
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2007, 06:05:33 am »
OH.......you cheeky bugger Tex..........don't tell everybody >:(