Caroling Meets Electronica: Phil Kline’s “Unsilent Night” at OtB, December 19

Posted on December 19, 2015, 10:00 am
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Think of it as caroling in the 21st century – you download one of four gorgeous electronica tracks, head out into the holiday-lit evening air in Lower Queen Anne, hit play, and stroll through the neighborhood with hundreds of others doing the same. Every participant plays a track whose musical identity lies somewhere between electronica, handbells and atmospheric chorus–rhythmically complex and nonmelodic, but filled with an intangible holiday cheer.

Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night, which is performed every December in cities around the world, is presented by On the Boards this Saturday, December 19 at 5pm. Though the easiest way to participate is to get the Unsilent Night App or download the tracks to your phone, feel free to get creative–bust out your dusty boombox or rig a stereo system onto an old tricycle decked out like a sleigh.

Each track is about 45 minutes long; after the performance, continue the festivities at On the Boards with provided hot cocoa and snacks. This lovely annual event not only builds community, but actively helps it, as it also serves as a sock drive benefitting Teen Feed.

Unsilent Night is presented in collaboration with OtB Ambassadors and hosted by Ambassador James Holt. The event is free and perfectly family friendly.


On the Boards Presents Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night

 Where: Begin and end at On the Boards, 100 W Roy St.

When: Saturday, December 19 – 5pm

Claire Biringer is a Seattle-based music lover, educator and writer. She holds an MA in Music History from University of Washington, where her primary research involved contemporary opera and its social implications. She enjoys using music and writing to build communities and broaden minds.