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A Little Class(ical) for Your Cell Phone

Posted at 5:22 AM on August 29, 2008 by Gillian Martin

Mozart embraced the newfangled fortepiano, Herbert van Karajan embraced all the possibilities of recording technology, and now composer Max Richter has embraced...the cell phone?

The Scotland-based Richter has created a new CD (out now in the UK, available September 23 in the US) called 24 Postcards in Full Colour which comprises newly-composed ring tones, specially designed for the medium.

"Who says ringtones have to be so bad?" Richter asks. "It's like saying LPs or CDs are bad - it's just a medium."

Read more about it here.