phil kline’s


December 19, 2015
San Francisco

“Unsilent Night” celebrations 2015




New York Times

Join us for a free holiday event linked to “Unsilent Night” celebrations around the world. This original composition by Phil Kline, written specifically to be heard outdoors in the month of December, takes the form of a street promenade in which the audience becomes the performer. Each participant plays one of four tracks of music downloaded to their smart phone, or anything that amplifies music, together comprising “Unsilent Night.” Our public ensemble will walk a carefully chosen route through San Francisco, creating a unique mobile sound sculpture.

Who’s Invited: Everybody! A family-friendly, public event. Free.
When: Sat, Dec 19th, 2015. 4:45 – 5:45 PM. Rain or Shine!
Where: Gather at SF Civic Center Plaza —on the grass Polk/McAllister — across from City Hall at 4:45 PM at 355 McAllister St San Francisco 94103. The walk will begin and end at the Civic Center Plaza and walk through the streets of Hayes Valley
Share: #unsilentnight
Twitter: @gosfcmp

Get the Music:

*Note: Please download the music before you arrive.
*Note: The best sound comes from .mp3s, bluetooth speakers and /or the cassettes of which we have about 100 — bring your boomboxes! Or, make your own CD buy downloading the .mp3s below. There is also a phone app: It works well, but sounds even better if you have external speakers attached.

– Cassettes: We will hand out cassettes for those who bring a boombox. We have about 100 cassettes.
– UnsilentNight App: Apple iOS | Android. Requires wifii to download. It plays one random track at a time.
– MP3s: Download one of the four .mp3 tracks below. Download to phone or create a CD!
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4

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Parking & Transportation

The closest accessible Bart Station is Civic Center, three blocks from City Hall. Accessible Muni lines are the 42, 71 and F Line to Market and Van Ness, Civic Center.

Civic Center Garage
Parking Garage
355 McAllister St

UC Hastings Parking Garage
Parking Garage
376 Larkin St