To get as a ringtone for one's cell phone an excerpt from the hymn Nearer, My God, to Thee *

Steve Giasson. Performance invisible n° 70 (Adopter comme sonnerie de téléphone cellulaire un extrait de l’hymne Nearer, My God, to Thee.) Performeurs : Daniel Roy et Steve Giasson. Crédit photographique : Daniel Roy. 22 décembre 2015.

Steve Giasson. Performance invisible n° 70 (Adopter comme sonnerie de téléphone cellulaire un extrait de l’hymne Nearer, My God, to Thee.) Performeurs : Daniel Roy et Steve Giasson. Crédit photographique : Daniel Roy. 22 décembre 2015.

Steve Giasson. Performance invisible n° 70 (Adopter comme sonnerie de téléphone cellulaire un extrait de l’hymne Nearer, My God, to Thee.) Performeurs : Daniel Roy et Steve Giasson. Crédit vidéographique : Daniel Roy. 22 décembre 2015.


(To commemorate various past events that seemed to be paltry: The fanfare of the American Confederate Army would have played the hymn Nearer, My God, to Thee while the defeated survivors returned of Pickett's Charge, the assault against the Confederate infantry Union defense line on the 3rd of July 1863, the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg.

The hymn Nearer, My God, to Thee was sung by passengers and crew members convicted while the SS Valencia sank off Cape Beale, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, on the 22nd of January 1906.

A legend relates that this hymn was also played by the entire orchestra of the Titanic while the ship was sinking on the 15th of April 1912.

The CNN founder Ted Turner commissioned in the 1980’s, a video recording of a military band interpreting the hymn Nearer, My God, to Thee, so that it could be broadcasted on the continuous information channel in case of an imminent nuclear holocaust that could potentially wipe out all life on earth.)