Phil Kline’s


Nevada City, California

December 21, 2019 6:00 PM

Hosted by Jerome Chenette & Seanessy Gavin

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When: December 21st at 6:00pm
Where: Callanan Park, 211 Broad St, Nevada City, CA 95959

Description: Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night is a free, outdoor participatory sound sculpture. Anyone is welcome to join -- the event is family and dog-friendly. It's also an all-weather event --we'll hold it rain or moonshine!

With your help, we will create this roving sound installation, where boomboxes replace voices in a holiday caroling event like no other! You bring a boombox, cassette tape player, iPod/iPhone/iPad with speakers, or any other media playing device you wish. We all press play together, and walk through the streets of Nevada City, creating a cacophony of bells, voices, and reverberant joy that will make heads turn on every corner.

What you need before the event:

1. The Unsilent Night app downloaded to your portable device (smartphone, iPod, etc.). The app includes the full soundtrack. OR you can download the soundtrack to an old school format to use with your boombox.

2. Portable speaker or other sound amplification for your portable device.

3. You wearing warm clothes and comfy shoes.
Be prepared to take a leisurely promenade for about 45 minutes around Downtown Nevada City.

What we all will do:
1. Get yourself, your portable device and speaker to Callanan Park on December 21st at 6:00pm. We will do this rain or (moon)light!

2. Seanessy (💁🏽‍♀️) will give out instructions and information about the route.

3. At the magic stroke of 6:30, we’ll count down and have every start the Unsilent Night music on their devices. Then we start walking the route to create a mobile, musical sound sculpture throughout Nevada City. Along the way, participants will get to enjoy the music change as the landscape changes. We also get to enjoy the look of people’s surprise at our group.

4. We end back at Callanan Park around 45-minutes later.

More info on the Sacramento route to follow.


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