Phil Kline’s


Atlanta, Georgia

December 16, 2018

Hosted by Bent Frequency, Gallery 992, and Flux Projects

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Presented with Bent Frequency and Priscilla Smith Productions

Unsilent Night is an original composition by Phil Kline, written specifically to be heard outdoors in the month of December, always as a free event. Over the past quarter century, Unsilent Night has become an international phenomenon, taking place in more than 100 cities, big and small, across five continents — from New York to San Francisco, and Brussels to Saskatoon. It takes the form of a street promenade in which the audience becomes the performer.

Originally the music was played using only cassette tapes in portable stereos, but as vintage boomboxes have become harder to find, more people use smartphones with portable speakers by downloading the free Unsilent Night app, which randomly selects one of four tracks to play. Together, all four tracks comprise Unsilent Night. Participants start their devices simultaneously, then walk a carefully chosen route through the city’s streets, creating a unique mobile sound sculpture that is different from every listener’s perspective. No music experience is necessary, and people of all ages are invited to join or watch the walk.

We will gather at 6:30pm at Gallery 992, where you can purchase a coffee or adult beverage, then “perform” as we fill the streets of the West End with the four parts of Phil Kline’s work, Unsilent Night. Our route will be a loop, bringing us back to Gallery 992. Stick around for Sunday Night Jazz beginning around 9, followed by an open jam. All events are free and open to the public. RSVP here:

How to Participate:

-- Choose your "instrument” (either smartphone/tablet with portable speakers) or boombox.

-- Email if you need a physical copy of CD or cassette tape for boombox.

-- If you are using a smartphone/tablet, please bring portable speakers such as these.

-- Download ONE track (every participant will choose one of the four tracks to perform) DO NOT PLAN TO LIVESTREAM YOUR TRACK.

-- FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO WANT TO WALK ALONG WITHOUT SPEAKERS ARE WELCOME! You don’t have to “play” to participate, but the more “instruments”, the better we’ll sound.

-- For extra fun and festivity, bring battery powered lights, glo-sticks, glo jewelry, small flashlights, LED tealights, glow-in-the-dark clothing.

-- Arrive at Gallery 992 by 6:30pm on Sunday, December 16th!


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