How many of us would have handled this in this manner. I’m pretty sure I would not have. Rather than getting angry or upset, Slovakian violinist Lukas Kmit improvised and played the ringtone when a Nokia ringtone interrppted his performance.
According to Daily Picks and Flicks, Kmit was giving his viola full rein at a Jewish Orthodox Synagogue in Presov when the phone ringing interrupted his flow. Instead of rending his garments and screaming to the heavens, he improvised. He played the ringtone, expressing cool beyond reason.
This doesn’t seem to have been a set-up and happened a few months ago. But the video took on a viral flavor after the terrible incident just a few days ago of an iPhone marimba bringing the New York Philharmonic to a halt.
In the case of the Philharmonic, the marimba was so loud that the conductor, Alan Gilbert, simply downed baton.