Dallas, TX, December 11, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- For the first time in its seventeen years of existence, Phil Kline’s “Unsilent Night” will take place on Tuesday, December 22 at both 7 PM and 8:30 PM in front of the Backbeat Café & Listening Room in downtown Dallas. Event details and extensive information can be found at: www.UnsilentNightDallas.com.
Originally conceived by Mr. Kline, New York City has celebrated the Holiday season by holding this amazing event since 1992. As many as 1,500 eager partakers gather annually for a contemplative procession along that city’s sidewalks armed with boomboxes playing nothing more than the beautiful, mysterious sounds of echoing bells. Dallas will now join 24 other cities around the globe who invite their citizens to come together and create this intriguing and inspiring performance art experience.
Unsilent Night is a free, outdoor participatory sound sculpture consisting of four separate soundtracks which participants download from the internet onto their cassettes, CD’s, or as mp3 files. The participants then bring their boomboxes loaded with one of these four soundtracks to the event’s starting point and together, with all soundtracks playing simultaneously, become a processional orchestra. The large group slowly strolls along a designated route, drifting peacefully through a cloud of holiday sound as each person experiences the event from their own perspective.
This event is free and will be held regardless of the weather. It is recommended to arrive at least 30 minutes before the departure of the 7 PM route through downtown Dallas and/or the 8:30 PM route through the Arts District. Instructions will be given in front of the Backbeat Café & Listening Room before each walk begins. People are encouraged to bring one or more boomboxes or similar devices with them to broaden the scope of the experience. However, with or without one, all are invited to bring their friends and family to participate in this wonderful, innovative performance art experience.
The soundtracks can be downloaded by going to www.UnsilentNightDallas.com, where much more information about this event can be found.
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