Re|Joice as RELÂCHE hosts Phil Kline’s UNSILENT NIGHT
The outdoor holiday classic
— the mother of all winter soundwalks —
is hosted by RELÂCHE this December, an annual event celebrated
across more than 145 cities across 5 continents
since its debut on the streets of NYC’s Greenwich Village in 1992.
Philadelphia celebrates its annual Unsilent Night on Dec. 18 at 5:30 pm
Join us as we walk through Rittenhouse Square and surrounding
Center City neighborhood, an essential tradition for so many.
Kline's luminous 4-track surround soundscape is performed by the public
on boomboxes and smart phones (if you can, bring a small speaker).
We’ll carry our “sound machines” and rejoice with just one of the four tracks downloaded and ready.
The magic begins when YOU and the entire crowd hit PLAY at the same time,
collectively launching individual streams of shimmering electronic bell-tones
into the dark night, as the players set off joyously on foot.
Please Join Us, Here’s What You Do:
Download in advance one of the 4 sound files or app,
then amplify a phone with a bluetooth speaker — or go analog
with a boombox or cassette player (if lucky enough to find one).
“If an avant-garde Christmas record exists, this is it.”
Re|Joice in Philly as Relâche hosts PHIL KLINE'S UNSILENT NIGHT! Saturday, Dec. 18 @ 5:30 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA Join us for an “exercise in musical democracy and Christmas cheer. It's a tradition for our times, a modern twist on strolling minstrels and caroling parties.”
Featuring New Music from the Wildflower Composers and friends of Relâche, including Eight Point Turn and the Creamer Etudes
Celebrating Frederic Rzewski's The People United will Never Be Defeated. This epic composition of 36 variations on a protest song arranged by Jonathan Flowers. Also featured will be music by Raymond Scott.