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Video Shorts from Locally Toned TV at the Waffle Shop

Check out a series of selected video shorts excerpted from the July 9, 2010 Locally Toned TV show at the Waffle Shop. The first set features videos from some of the live ringtone contributors that evening. I’ll add more content from the television show in weeks to come!

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Photo Documentation of Locally Toned TV

A photo montage by Anna Lee Fields. Below are selected photos she took during the recording of Locally Toned TV at the Waffle Shop, July 9, 2010.

From the outside in (color).

From the outside in (with calendar), black and white.

Donnell Pearl as the cool *cat* who interviewed me.

Lenka Clayton, artist and temporary Waffle Shop staff member, works the controls.

Setting up a shot.

Gettin’ ready for the show (long shot).

Encyclopedia Destructica (Christopher Kardambikis and Jasdeep Khaira), one of Locally Toned’s Old and New Media Residency co-hosts. They were my first guests. We visited about their creative contributions to Locally Toned.

Justin Hopper, this year’s Old and New Media Resident Artist, was up next on the show. He talked about his project, Public Record, and brought his goldfish on the show–wanted me to get a tone from the little dude. That didn’t happen…

Artist Ayanah Moor, ringtone contributor and informal project adviser came on the show to perform a new ringtone.

Video and filmmaker (and ringtone contributor) Caleb Foss ran camera for Locally Toned TV.

Video artist and musician Keith Tassick performed his famously subtle *Ring*tone live!

Dave English took time away from his television show to be a guest on Locally Toned TV, too.

Spontaneous ringtone contributor Ricardo Iamuuri plays the hand harmonica (a harmonica made from only his hands).

Another spontaneous ringtone contributor–Christine “Scout” Smith played a lovely tune on her concertina.

Contributor Scott Davidoff (a.k.a. Edith Leadbottom).

Turadg Aleahmad, accompanist on the Mayan Horn, and Ms. Edith Leadbottom rehearse the ringtone, “You Are the One for Me.”

As the show is winding down…

Thanks to Anna Lee Fields for the lovely photos, and to the Waffle Shop, all the guests and audience members.

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Waffle Shop Sign Featuring Locally Toned Quote

I’ve been meaning to post this sign above the Waffle Shop–it’s a quote from project research. I didn’t know that the airspace was public property for the purposes of sonic transmission until I read this thorough article by Sumanth Gopinath called “Ringtones, or the auditory logic of globalization.”

Much and belated thanks to the Waffle Shop for putting this quote “up in lights” the week I produced Locally Toned TV at the Waffle Shop. That billboard’s changing every week–you can check what’s (literally) up by clicking here.

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Locally Toned (Has Landed) in Berlin

I’m excited to be here as part of S.Low Projekt to capture a new series of tones that answer the question:

So far, I’ve been going on some Ringtone Reconnaissance Missions,

but I’d really like to connect with some people in the city to collaborate on some tones. Please help spread the word!

Tomorrow I’m on a panel:

Friday I’m giving an artist presentation and then am doing an Open Studio Ringtone Recording Session.

Alles klar?! Danke schön!

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This Friday, July 9th–Locally Toned TV at the Waffle Shop!

What is it?

An exciting broadcast featuring the nuts, bolts and antics of T. Foley’s original ringtone creation/public art project, Locally Toned. This late night show will include on-set interviews, performances, ringtone re-enactments, a DIY ringtone demonstration, and the live recording of (at least) one new ringtone by a special guest.

Where is it?

Get your fine self to the Waffle Shop in East Liberty, or tune in to to watch a live feed of the show from 11pm to 1am Friday July 9, 2010. Waffle Shop seating is limited, so if you miss the live show, don’t worry–I’ll edit and post a Locally Toned TV highlights reel!

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Locally Toned to Record Ringtone Live on This Week’s Unemployment Show

PSSST! T. Foley will be on The Unemployment Show this Saturday night (June 12, 2010) at the Waffle Shop to record a fabulous new ringtone. Described as “unemployment talk, sketch comedy, and irreverent views from your host David T. English,” the show is popular–last week’s show was packed. So get there early if you’d like to get a seat and chow down on some yummy waffles in a cool television set environment.

You may recognize Dave’s name–he’s the fellow who forced the wayward puppet Nicky the Ninny to contribute a tone to the project.

DOUBLE PSSST! Foley will host her own Locally Toned Television shows at the Waffle Shop on Friday July 9th (11pm-1am) and Sunday July 11th (11am-1pm–a family-friendly open ringtone recording session!). Mark your calendars now!

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Locally Toned Performs in Baltimore (Megapolis 2010)

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