There were occasional moments of laughter from the audience. For example, when the Telesymphony started, there was only one, very average, ringtone playing in the audience. People laughed as it alluded to the typical situation where someone had forgotten to silence their cell phone during a movie or concert. The tones then turn into what I quickly noted as "a jumble of sound and lights", as more ringtones went off. There was a wide variation of ringtones, that the artists went back to playing, showing the diversity of the audience.
The artist then used the phones he had on his table, and focused less on changing who's phone was ringing in the audience. Here, more than ringtones were used. The button clicks and "caller cannot be reached" created a (most likely unintentional) nostalgic feeling. For the audience, the sounds blended together may have been another example of normal sounds sounding more extraordinary.
The parts that sounded the most like typical electronic music (and were therefore more pleasing) also felt the most inauthentic. The ringtones were pieced together like notes would be in music, and it became less about the audience's technology and more about music.
I think the artists touched on the accessibility of music, and how its present in our lives. However, beyond that I think it is only accessible if we have the ear for it. Not necessarily that the individual must be skilled in music to see it daily, but that the individual has to be listening. His transformation from a "jumble", to music is his way of opening the audiences, and now those who visit the Miller gallery, to the music of everyday.
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