Open Arts 37 Phil Kline's Unsilent Night

  • Interaction School 228 Germain Street Saint John, NB, E2L 2G4 Canada
Unsilent Night is an original composition by Phil Kline, written speci cally to be heard outdoors in the month of December, always as a free event. It takes the form of a street promenade in which the audi- ence becomes the performer. Each participant gets one of four tracks of music. Originally the music was played using only cassette tapes in boomboxes, but as vintage boomboxes have become harder to nd, more people use smartphones with portable speak- ers to blast the music (by streaming audio or using the free Unsilent Night app which randomly selects one of the tracks to play). Together all four tracks comprise Unsilent Night. Participants start playing their devices simultaneously, then walk a carefully chosen route through their city’s streets, creating
a unique mobile sound sculpture which is different from every listener’s perspective. 

Even if folks don’t have a boombox or little Bluetooth speakers, we have lots and you can hook up your iPod or phone, all are welcome to come along and enjoy the piece!

 Everyone is encouraged to visit unsilentnight.com to look for the free mp3s, free iPhone or Android apps.