A five-month-old video has a new, viral, lease on life. The video features Slovakian violinist Lukas Kmit, being interrupted by a Nokia ringtone.
Rather than storming off or histrionically berating the phone’s owner, Kmit simply started playing the ringtone.
The interruption took place while Kmit was giving a recital at a Jewish Orthodox Synagogue in Presov, eastern Slovakia.
According to Cnet’s Chris Matyszczyk, the video went viral after a recent incident in which the marimba ringtone of an iPhone brought the New York Philharmonic Orchestra to a complete halt.
“In the case of the Philharmonic,” says Matyszczyk, “the marimba was so loud that the conductor, Alan Gilbert, simply downed baton”.