In partnership with Wave Farm, Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night returns to Hudson for the third year.
Unsilent Night is an original composition by Phil Kline, written specifically to be heard outdoors in the month of December. It takes the form of a street promenade in which the audience becomes the performer. Each participant gets one of four tracks of music in the form of a cassette, CD, or Mp3. Together all four tracks comprise Unsilent Night. The fact that the participants play different “parts” simultaneously helps create the special sound of the piece. Participants carry boomboxes, or anything that amplifies music, and simultaneously start playing the music. They 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.
Led by Phil Kline himself, participants will gather at WGXC’s Hudson Studio (369 Warren Street) inside the First Presbyterian Church. Participants can expect a route that engages Hudson’s lesser traveled alleys and enclaves, and to come away with a new experience of the city’s historic streetscape. All are invited to participate. Plan to arrive at the 4th Street entrance of the church no later than 6:45 p.m. with a boombox or smartphone with external speakers. If you plan to use a smartphone, visit unsilentnight.com/participate before the event to download a track or the Unsilent Night app.
Saturday, December 22, 2018: 6:30pm to 8pm
WGXC’s Hudson Studio
369 Warren Street, Hudson NY 12534 (inside the First Presbyterian Church)
Meet at 4th Street entrance of the church no later than 6:45pm