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Nokia Hires Orchestra To Create New Ringtones

The company's Sound Design team chose the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra to play the music when creating 25 classical tones.

Emma Hutchings
Emma Hutchings on November 13, 2012.

Nokia decided to bring a fresh perspective to their ringtones by hiring the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra to help create 25 new classical tunes. The original audio pieces were designed by the in-house Sound Design team, then recorded with members of the orchestra. The ringtones, which are said to resemble something you could hear in a video game or a movie, will become available in upcoming device models over the next few months, and onwards into the new year. Some can be found already preinstalled on the new Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820. Aleksi Eeben from the Sound Design team at Nokia, said:

The 25 original pieces, called ‘miniatures’ were composed by five Nokia Design in-house sound designers. We started exploring the idea through contemporary classical and film music, However, the final result was original pieces that are distinctively ring tones: they are short, and they all have a functional sounds element.

Check out the video below to see the making of the new symphony orchestra ringtones:

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