Phil Kline’s


Richmond, Virginia

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:30 PM

Meet 6:30pm at Gallery 5, 200 West Marhsall Street, Richmond, VA.

At First Fridays Art Walk, Classical Revolution RVA presents Phil Kline's Unsilent Night, which is a free participatory work for all ages anyone can enjoy, in the spirit of holiday caroling. Gather at Gallery5G beginning at 6:30PM. We depart from Gallery5 at 7:00. Our walk will follow a path through the areas of First Friday Art Walk.

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Unsilent Night is an original composition by Phil Kline, written specifically to be heard outdoors in the month of December, always as a free event. It takes the form of a street promenade in which the audience becomes the performer. Each participant gets one of four tracks of music. Originally the music was played using only cassette tapes in boomboxes, but as vintage boomboxes have become harder to find, more people use smartphones with portable speakers to blast the music (by streaming audio or using the free Unsilent Night app which randomly selects one of the tracks to play). Together all four tracks comprise Unsilent Night. Participants start playing their devices simultaneously, then walk a carefully chosen route through their city’s streets, creating a unique mobile sound sculpture which is different from every listener’s perspective. Visit for more information.

There are SOOO many ways to participate (, but here's a popular method:
1. Download the app for Android or Apple.
2. Hook up your device to a battery-powered portable speaker. The louder the better.
3. Dress for the outdoors. It's a walking piece!

This is Classical Revolution RVA's 3rd annual performace of Unsilent Night and it's the 25th anniversary of the original performance, so come out to the Art Walk, and join us for a little while.

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