Phil Kline’s

UnsilentNight

Nacogdoches, Texas

Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. CST

Hosted by Dr. Brad Meyer and the
SFA Phi Boota Roota Percussion Fraternity


We will be doing Unsilent Night on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. 
Start location: Steps of the SFA School of Music 

http://www.finearts.sfasu.edu/events/2017/12

This will be the second annual performance of “Unsilent Night” in Nacogdoches, TX.
We love the composition, and look forward to many more years of performing it here in the historic town of Nacogdoches!

More info:
My name is Brad Meyer and I am the Director of Percussion Studies at Stephen F. Austin State University. I would like to let you know that the SFA Percussion Studio and myself will be coordinating a public performance of Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night on Dec. 9th. We will be starting at 7:30pm on the Alumni Dr. side of the SFA School of Music in Nacogdoches, TX. The performance will last 45 minutes and will take participants on a picturesque walk around SFA’s campus. We invite encourage anyone and everyone to participate in the performance by following one of the two steps below:

1) Download the app, Phil Kline's Unsilent Night or search “Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night” in your app store, and play it over your smart device by connecting it to a portable speaker.

2) Download one of the four mp3 tracks from http://unsilentnight.com/participate and burn it to a CD that can be played over a boombox.

*People can play the music from the app over their phone speaker, but this has a less-than-desirable sound quality, and should only be used if the other options are not possible.
If inclement weather occurs, the performance will be cancelled. Music players are not supplied by the host, so please plan on bringing your own music player. For more information, please go to http://unsilentnight.com

Below are a few descriptions of the piece and performance from Phil Kline’s website:

IT'S REFERRED TO AS A BOOMBOX PARADE. WHAT IS THE MUSIC LIKE? IS IT LOUD AND RAUCOUS?
Most people consider it loud and joyous. Glittering and mysterious. The average effect seems to be somewhere between pacifying and invigorating. Joe Woodard of The Los Angeles Times describes it as "A dreamy fruitcake of parts, tranquil even through its anarchy." And K. Leander Williams in Time Out New York says “Kline’s luminous, shimmering wash of bell tones is one of the loveliest communal new-music experiences you’ll ever encounter, and it’s never the same twice.” The Onion calls it “an ambient wash of heaven-sent shimmer, recognizable as seasonal mostly for its modulating bells and time-stretched hymnal melodies.”

IS UNSILENT NIGHT FAMILY FRIENDLY?
Absolutely! People often bring their children, even infants and toddlers in strollers. Unsilent Night has in fact become a holiday tradition for many families. Some families have been doing it for the past 20 years, and their children have grown up walking Unsilent Night.

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