Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night is a free outdoor participatory sound sculpture of many individual parts, recorded on cassettes, CDs and mp3s, and played through a roving swarm of boom-boxes carried through city streets every December. People bring their own boom-boxes and drift peacefully through a cloud of sound which is different from every listener’s perspective. Since 1992, this 45-minute work has grown into a worldwide annual communal event that has become an essential part of many winter holiday celebrations. Anyone can produce this–individuals, arts organizations, museums, universities, towns & cities have presented it.
The nobrow.music.collective is presenting this year’s only Ohio performance of Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night! All you need to participate is a battery powered boom-box, a mp3 player with external speakers or an iphone/ipod touch/ipad. We’ll meet at 6pm on Wednesday, December 21st at Donkey Coffee (show up at least 15 minutes early if you need a tape/cd), then begin our 45-minute journey through uptown Athens.
To download an mp3 to make your own tape/cd visit: http://unsilentnight.com/audio.html (click the “download your part” link).
If you want to get the free app visit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/phil-klines-unsilent-night/id483509723?mt=8
This event is family friendly! Please let everyone you know about this! Even better than performing this work, is experiencing it. Come listen!
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