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PERFORMING UNSILENT NIGHT, A 21ST CENTURY WAY OF CAROLING

Bent Frequency, Priscilla Smith Productions and Flux Projects present Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night. This is a musical concert where the whole family can participate. We’ll stroll through the historic West End neighborhood with your boomboxes and smart phones (with Bluetooth or battery-operated speakers) playing Phil Kline’s luminous soundscape, creating a beautiful experience you’ll never forget. No music experience is necessary, and people of all ages are invited to join or watch the walk. You do not have to carry a music playing device to join the stroll.

We’ll gather beforehand 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.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

If you’re interested in performing Unsilent Night sure to REGISTER FOR THE EVENT so we’ll be prepared. Then choose your “instrument” and download the appropriate track: all details and tracks here.

Everyone who wants to participate as a “musician” needs to bring speakers or amplification of some kind.

+ Battery-powered speakers that plug into your smartphone — using the free Unsilent Night app. Be sure to download the app using wi-fi before the event. It is too large to download via data connection.

+ OR you can bring a boombox powered by batteries and play a cassette tape or CD the organizers will provide.

Please do not plan to play the audio on the built-in speakers of a laptop, smartphone, or tablet. These devices aren’t loud enough and the sound is distorted. Please don’t plan on streaming your track from the web; coverage may be spotty and your “performance” will suffer.

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. We’ll publicize the route, so folks can look for us along the way to hear us and see us.

For extra fun, bring glo-sticks, glo jewelry, small flashlights, LED tealights, glow-in-the-dark clothing. Let’s make a visual experience to go along with our audio world!

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

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