Phil Kline’s


Delaware, Ohio

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 5:45 PM

Join in this mobile music performance of Phil Kline's "Unsilent Night." Participants will meet at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, outside OWU's Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St., Delaware, and then use cell phone speakers and more to create this performance piece while walking the OWU campus.

"Unsilent Night" is an original composition by Phil Kline, written specifically to be heard outdoors in the month of December, always as a free event. It takes the form of a street promenade in which the audience becomes the performer. Each participant gets one of four tracks of music.

(Originally the music was played using only cassette tapes in boomboxes, but as vintage boomboxes have become harder to find, more people use smartphones with portable speakers to blast the music (by streaming audio or using the free Unsilent Night app to randomly selects one of the tracks to play).

Together all four tracks comprise "Unsilent Night." Participants start playing their devices simultaneously, then walk a carefully chosen route, creating a unique mobile sound sculpture that is different from every listener’s perspective. Visit for more information.

OWU's event is being organized by Jennifer Jolley, assistant professor of music. Learn more at


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