Unsilent Night - caroling with smartphones

Events > 2016 > December > Unsilent Night - caroling with smartphones

About this event:

Created by Wil Smith

Join in a luminous walking symphony of smart phones, mp3 players, and boomboxes when we envelope downtown Denver with NYC composer Phil Kline’s UNSILENT NIGHT, a unique community caroling event where the audience becomes the performer. The performance takes place as a holiday stroll through the sidewalks, with each person playing one of four ambient tracks downloaded to smartphones, mp3 players, or boomboxes. This family-friendly event is FREE and open to the public, and requires no previous musical experience to participate.

“Over the course of 45 minutes, chiming and chants bounce off walls and windows transforming the coldest urban area with the warmth of musical fellowship.”
NPR

“A marvelously fluid, traveling spatial sound sculpture that disintegrates and reforms at nearly every stop light.”
THE VILLAGE VOICE

Download the music here: unsilentnight.com/participate.html

Gather on the front steps of Central Presbyterian Church (Sherman St at 17th St) at 6:00 and you’ll be treated to some hot chocolate and instructions on performing the piece. Bring a smartphone with a portable bluetooth speaker or other means of amplification (it’s recommended to download the app or mp3 at unsilentnight.com/participate.hml prior to the event) or a portable tape player boombox or CD player, and bring friends and family. We’ll all press play simultaneously at 6:30 and begin our walk through a carefully chosen route through downtown Denver. There will be a limited number of cassette tapes and CDs for boomboxes, so if you’d like one please RSVP to wil@centraldenver.com.

WHO’S INVITED: A family-friendly, FREE public event
WHEN: Thursday, December 22nd, 2016. 6:00-7:15 PM
WHERE: Gather on the front steps of Central Presbyterian Church (17th and Sherman St—1660 Sherman St) at 6:00, and the promenade will commence at 6:30 PM.
DOWNLOAD THE MUSIC: unsilentnight.com/participate.html
SHARE: #unsilentnight

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