CROSSTOWN ARTS PRESENTS: Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night


On Tuesday, Dec 21 at 7 pm, Crosstown Arts will host boombox holiday caroling with Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night. This event is free, but RSVP is recommended. Link at The event will start at Crosstown Brewing Co. and move through the Concourse building and neighborhood.
Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night is a free outdoor participatory sound sculpture of many individual parts, recorded on cassettes, CDs, and mp3s, and played through a roving swarm of boomboxes carried through city streets every December. People bring their own boomboxes (phones with Bluetooth speakers are fine, too!) and drift peacefully through a cloud of sound, which is different from every listener’s perspective. Since 1992, this 45-minute work has grown into a worldwide annual communal event that has become an essential part of many winter holiday celebrations. This is the first time for the event to take place in Memphis!
A limited number of cassettes and CDs will be available, but the tracks are free to download or stream.