Next Wednesday night, December 16, composer Phil Kline is bringing his Unsilent Night, made famous on the streets of New York, to Denver. Similar to the Flaming Lips famous mid-'90s Boombox Experiments -- or predating those by at least four years -- Kline basically enlists a bunch of people in a certain city to show up with cassette and CD players and meet at a specific spot in the city (in this case, the Denver Pavillions) at a pre-arranged time. From there, everyone is provided with instructions and pre-recorded pieces of music that they are then asked to play in synch with one another forming one continuous composition as they march around in a makeshift procession. The plan for the Mile High installment of Unsilent Night is for the players to walk up and down the 16th Street Mall for 45 minutes. If that sounds like something you just can't miss, stop by the Pavillions website to RSVP.
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