We'd heard things can get pretty quiet over in New Zealand, so that's perhaps why such a time-consuming and painstakingly exact project has emerged from the isle.

A recent advert for Vodafone New Zealand sees a thousand mobile phones used to recreate a section of Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture.

The "Symphonia" uses 53 different ringtone alerts from 2000 sent messages in the piece, which on Vodafone UK's current pay as you go pricing would cost £200 in texts alone.