Phil Kline’s


San Francisco, California

Saturday, December 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Hosted by Josh Greene

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Location: Mission Dolores Park (by the tennis courts at the corner of 18th Street and Dolores Street)

Unsilent Night is a participatory sound artwork by composer Phil Kline, an ethereal, electronic soundscape played by the audience on boomboxes carried through city streets.

Each participant gets one of four tracks of music in the form of a cassette, CD, or MP3. All four tracks played simultaneously comprise Unsilent Night.

Bring a boombox, portable speaker, or anything that amplifies music, loaded with one of the piece's four tracks. When we're all assembled, we'll push play in unison and walk through the Mission back alleys as the piece unfolds.

Download the tracks at:

We will have some cassettes, and CDs on hand, but participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own boomboxes or portable speakers and to pre-download one of the four tracks to play.

This is a free, public event for all ages. The more participants, the better it sounds, so please invite your friends.


Since 1992, Phil Kline's Unsilent Night has been performed each December in cities around the world. December 15th 2018 will be the 16th annual Unsilent Night in San Francsico.

Here is some video of the event and an interview with Phil Kline:


Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night. Copyright © 1992 by Phil Kline. Recording available on Cantaloupe Music at


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