Unsilent Night Indianapolis 2013 went great! See you in 2014 !
Bring Your Portable Stereo, Boom Box, iPad, or iPhone on December 6th, 2013 and join Iridian Arts, iMoca, and Grove Haus for a walking holiday soundscape as part of First Friday!
Phil Kline’s “Unsilent Night” will fill the streets of Indianapolis as participants slowly parade through the streets playing recorded harmonies and bells, enveloping first Fountain Square and then Mass. Ave in a gentle swirl of ever-evolving sound.
ROUND ONE: At 6pm we will begin with an opening reception at iMoca in Fountain Square (1043 Virginia Ave). From 6:30pm to 7:15pm the music will wind around Fountain Square eventually proceeding to a conclusion at Grove Haus (1001 Hosbrook St.) MAP
ROUND TWO: We re-gather at 410 Massachusetts Ave. for round two starting at 8pm (this is the small park in front of BRU at the intersection Mass. Ave, Alabama St., and Vermont St.) MAP
You’ll be given a copy of the music to play (CD or cassette), or bring an iPhone/iPad with the free Unsilent Night Apple App Store download (larger/louder stereos are preferred).
This event is produced in partnership between Iridian Arts, iMoca, and Grove Haus
Questions? Contact Robin Cox
Main Unsilent Night Site Unsilent Night iPhone/iPad App
FaceBook event page
A moving piece of ambient public art, composer Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night can be compared to a holiday caroling party, except that participants don't sing. Instead, each carries a boombox playing a separate cassette, CD, or MP3 that becomes part of the piece. In effect, the "performers" become single elements in a huge, mobile sound system. Performed within the confines of the city streets, Unsilent Night reverberates off the cars and buildings, resulting in a magnificent, drifting cloud of shimmering, echoing sound. The 43-minute piece includes chiming bells, choral voices, and various electronic effects.
"immerses the listener in suspended wonderment, as if time
itself had paused inside a string of jingle bells" New York Times
"A dreamy fruitcake of parts, tranquil even
through its anarchy" Los Angeles Times