Unofficial “Unsilent Night” Traditional Mission District Route | Dolores Park
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Dolores Park | 19th Street and Dolores Street, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
“Unsilent Night” is artist Phil Kline’s free outdoor participatory sound sculpture played through smartphones and boomboxes where the audience becomes the performer.
Please note: This is an unofficial Unsilent Night walk. Please note, the official Unsilent Night will be meeting earlier in the evening at 4:45 pm at Civic Center.
Traditionally Unsilent Night has met each year in Dolores Park at 7 pm for a walk through residential streets in the Mission district. This year’s official Unsilent Night has been moved to Civic Center, so a group decided, they are going rogue. People who love the Mission walk are still meeting at the usual time and place to go for a stroll and celebrate the music of Phil Klein.
How to Participate in Unofficial Unsilent Night
The event begins Dolores Park at 7 pm. Bring your own boombox, laptop, phone or ipod with speakers. There will be cassette tapes and CDs available for handout. We recommend that you arrive a few minutes early.
“Carolers” play one of four tracks of music downloaded to their smart phone, or anything that amplifies music, together comprising “Unsilent Night.” The public ensemble will walk a carefully chosen route through San Francisco, creating a unique mobile sound sculpture.
Everyone presses “play” at the same time and revelers hit the streets surrounded in a wash of beautiful noise and holiday ambiance.
Get the Music:
- Cassettes & CDs: They will hand out a limited number of CDs and cassettes for those who bring a boombox.
- UnsilentNight App: Apple iOS | Android. Requires wifi to download. It plays one random track at a time.
- Livestream the audio from Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/unsilentnight
- MP3s: Download one of the four .mp3 tracks below.
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