Ringtones

by Jeff Kolar

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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 2009.

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