Marc-André Hamelin’s solution for cellphones in concerts

His Valse Irritation d’après Nokia:


Apparently Hamelin sometimes plays this when cellphones interrupt his recitals.  If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

–Amanda and Michael

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3 Responses to Marc-André Hamelin’s solution for cellphones in concerts

  1. I love it! I want a score!

    • It exists, somewhere! you can at least see it, synced to the above audio, here:

      Haven’t checked Hamelin’s publisher to see if one can actually buy it. And according to the note at the bottom, Nokia actually stole the tune from a work by Francisco Tarrega.

  2. Jim Pikes says:

    This actually happened during another concert! See this video: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16688007

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