Friday, December 06, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
1230 Elm St, Cincinnati, oHio 45202 map
Join us for a new holiday tradition in OTR. We start the night around the fire pits of Washington Park’s Porch. Drink some hot chocolate, create some wearable art for our procession or grab a more adult beverage. Then join us for a caroling procession that doesn’t require your voice or even the ability to play an instrument —just the use of your phone! At 6pm we will all press play on our phones or boom boxes and meander through the park and nearby business district. We will end just in time for you to enjoy Saengerfest or grab dinner with your new friends or family.
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Want to know more about the music?
Unsilent Night is an original composition by Phil Kline, written specifically to be heard outdoors in the month of December. It takes the form of a street promenade in which the audience becomes the performer. Each participant gets one of four tracks of music in the form of a cassette, CD, or Mp3. Together all four tracks comprise Unsilent Night. The fact that the participants play different "parts" simultaneously helps create the special sound of the piece.
"Phil Kline's postmodern boombox caroling walk is more than just performance art: It's a demonstration of community" - Time Out New York
"Unsilent Night immerses the listener in suspended wonderment, as if time itself had paused inside a string of jingle bells" - The New York Times
Partnership with OTR chamber of Commerce and Saengerfest.
Rain date: Saturday, December 7