Ringtones

by Jeff Kolar

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1.
A Window 00:35
2.
Alarm 00:08
3.
Anticipation 00:34
4.
Beep Beep 00:17
5.
Bloom 00:46
6.
Bubble 00:52
7.
Cuckoo 01:08
8.
Dream 00:18
9.
Echo 00:12
10.
Error 1 00:37
11.
Error 2 00:20
12.
Froggy 00:38
13.
Jazzy 00:06
14.
Jellybean 00:05
15.
Just Fine 00:16
16.
Knock 00:20
17.
Loud Beeps 00:15
18.
Mirror 00:58
19.
Peal 00:49
20.
Pebble 00:30
21.
Polar Light 00:37
22.
23.
Ring Ring 00:58
24.
Simple Beep 00:11
25.
Soft Tune 00:18
26.
Spark 1 00:43
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Spark 2 00:12
28.
Spark 3 00:19
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30.
Surface 00:28
31.
Transformer 00:31
32.
Vibration 00:17
33.
Water Drop 00:37
34.
Whistling 00:35

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Ringtones is a set of operative ring tones produced specifically for use by mobile telephones. The audio addresses the compositional structures of ring tones and their functional use as transmission indicators.

Ringtones imitates the durational loops and rhythms found in the incoming and outgoing audio alerts. The audio tracks analyze different ring tone formats: Monophonic, Polyphonic, Truetone, Singtone, video ringtone; and other peripheral transmission languages: Morse code, MIDI.

Ringtones investigates the dominant cadence patterns (i.e. ring-pause-ring), and other audible signals like the dial tone, busy signal, off-hook tone, and recorder tone. The work also explores the proprietary encoding formats and data compression techniques predominantly used to reduce transmission bandwidth and storage requirements of audio data.

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released December 1, 2012

Performed, Recorded, Mixed & Mastered By: Jeff Kolar
Cover Art By: Jeremy Stephen Shedd

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Jeff Kolar Chicago, Illinois

Jeff Kolar (b. Chicago, US) is an independent sound artist, composer, radio producer, and curator. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Radius, an experimental radio broadcast platform established in 2010.

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