iTones is an interactive gallery piece that transforms a user, and her smartphone, into a musical instrument. A user is confronted with a minimal set up: a simple black set of earphones hanging on the wall next to a repurposed iPhone armband.
While wearing this "costume" the user becomes an instrument, capable of distorting the familiar sound of her personal ringtones. With practice, the user can learn how to harmonize with the filters. This process of transforming the familiar, disruptive, and nagging ringtone into a musical experience empowers the user.
Artists: Sofie Elana Hodara, and UBIQ