Phil Klineâ€™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 isÂ 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: Â 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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For this performance the NMC will be made up of musicians from various OU ensembles (Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, New Music Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble) as well as musicians from local bands Splank!, The Alley Cats, Scubdaog and Weedghost!
The Nobrow Music Collective is a rotating cast of musicians dedicated to the performance of exciting music (be it old, new, highbrow or low). They are directed by Scubadog drummer Aaron Butler, who besides playing awesome percussion and putting together a sweet group has a very impressive beard.
There will be a pre-concert talk at 7:00 followed by an open performance of IN C. So bring any acoustic instrument that you want and participate in the experience yourself!
Program also includes:
James Tenney – Having Never Written a Note for Percussion
Tristan Perich – Momentary Expanse
**This performance is presented free as a part of Arts/West’s Presents Series.**