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Phil Kline’s unsilent night

December 14, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST

Phil Kline’s unsilent night
In our second annual post-modern holiday “caroling” event, Present Music invites you to join us on a festive evening walk about the city with boomboxes, smart phones, and portable speakers creating a constantly morphing sound sculpture by Phil Kline.

The evening begins at 6 p.m. at St. Kate – The Arts Hotel with complimentary hot cider and a brief debut performance by the UWM New Music Ensemble led by Scott Corely in the Arc Theatre. Works on the program include “Stay On It” (Julius Eastman), “Spiegel im Spiegel” (Arvo Pärt), and “Holiday for Reich” (Christophe Chassol).

At 6:30 pm Dr. Sushi from WMSE-FM will lead Present Music and guests on a walking route starting at St. Kate – The Arts Hotel, making stops at festive Downtown locations to enjoy the collective wash of sound and holiday lights. Kline’s shimmering soundscape involves concertgoers in the performance itself and lasts about 45 minutes.

Participants are encouraged to download the free “Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night” app from their phone’s app store before arriving for the performance to play one of four tracks of music from the composition, and to bring portable Bluetooth speakers if available to use with each device. Those without devices are still encouraged to attend and enjoy the event.

Download the FREE “Unsilent Night” app here: www.unsilentnight.com

Milwaukee is one of more than 40 cities around the world, from Northern California to the south of France, presenting “Unsilent Night” during December this year. Since its debut 30 years ago on the streets of New York’s Greenwich Village, “Unsilent Night” has been presented in over 150 cities across five continents.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
6:00 p.m. CT


Saint Kate – The Art Hotel
139 E Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202

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December 14, 2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST
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Saint Kate – The Art Hotel
139 E Kilbourn Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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