Photo Credit: Tom Jarmusch
A unique, collaborative community music happening, Unsilent Night began in New York in 1992 and has become an Athens winter tradition. Based on a glittering instrumental piece written by avant-garde composer Phil Kline, the event takes the form of a musical parade, during which attendees stroll through the festive streets of downtown playing one of four tracks on their boombox, smartphone or other media player. The result is a living, breathing soundscape perfectly suited for the holiday season. Download a track beforehand at unsilentnight.com, or show up to Little Kings Shuffle Club at 7 p.m. Friday to receive a cassette or CD.
Participate in a public performance of "Unsilent Night." The 45-minute electronic piece, designed "specifically to be heard outdoors in the month of December" by composer Phil Kline, was debuted in New York City in 1992 and is performed around the world. Meet at Little Kings and bring portable music players for a walk around downtown. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.