Unsilent Night Public Sound Procession Thursday, December 22

Unsilent Night logoJoin us for a community procession of Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night. All ages are welcome.

Thursday, December 22
6-7 pm
End at Cloud Gate
Get sparkly and shimmery and bring your old boom boxes or other devices for playing cassettes or sound files (click the link above for download options).  We will have 10 cassettes for each of the four parts thanks to Parlour Tapes.
Listen and download the mobile app.

The Lucky Trikes and Big Dipper Projects are coordinating a soundwalk of a different kind: Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night which has been done in over 100 cities since 1992. We are bringing Chicago back in on Thursday, December 22.

“Phil Kline’s public sound sculpture Unsilent Night is created when many individuals simultaneously play one of four tracks on cassette, CD, mp3, or mobile devices, and blast each through a roving swarm of boomboxes and speakers carried through city streets.” The site has all the guidelines about how to participate in this free, mellow event. Click on the link below.

Parlour Tapes are making 40 cassettes to loan to anyone who wants to bring an old boom box, and we encourage you to download the app or use Soundcloud on your own devices if you don’t have a boom box.

This is easy and fun and we’d love to see a huge family friendly processions through Maggie Daley and Millennium Parks and all its wonderful sculptural elements, wrapping up at the Bean about 7 pm.

Sparkling clothes and all manner of twinkling is encouraged.

We’ll stay on wheelchair friendly accessible paths.

Pets are not allowed.

Contact Deirdre with questions: deirdre (at) bigdipperprojects.com

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