Source: Unsilent Night.
Phil Kline’s outdoor holiday classic UNSILENT NIGHT — the mother of all winter soundwalks — takes place in dozens of cities this December, from New York to Northern Ireland.
New York City celebrates its 30th Unsilent Night on Dec. 19 at 6pm with its walk from West Village to East Village, an essential tradition for so many. Kline’s luminous 4-track surround soundscape is performed by the public on boomboxes and smart phone sound rigs carried through streets, parks, woods, underpasses, or wherever the event is planned. Each person carries just one of the four tracks.
The magic begins when the crowd hits 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 (or bicycles, as in San Marcos this year).