Spektral Quartet plays new ringtones

Forget the canned default music programmed on your phone.  Spektral Quartet has launched a brilliant project that brings new, fresh music to your device - and everywhere else you go.  The quartet commissioned more than 40 composers across the country to write ringtones, alerts, and alarms.  The result is Mobile Miniatures - dozens of tiny masterpieces for your phone.  On Saturday, the Spektrals gave a ringtone party at Constellation, including the premiere performance of several pieces, curated listening stations on phones from olden days, and two ringtones composed live that night.  I was thrilled to photograph the event and to walk among so many accomplished artists.  Check out a few of my shots below, then go download some new ringtones!

 Spektral Quartet plays a brand new ringtone.

Spektral Quartet plays a brand new ringtone.

 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Shulamit Ran listens to the big red lips phone.

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Shulamit Ran listens to the big red lips phone.

 Go get ringtones!

Go get ringtones!

 Ye olde talking device from olden times. 

Ye olde talking device from olden times. 

 Composer Marcos Balter does his thing. 

Composer Marcos Balter does his thing.