Phil Kline's Unsilent Night

December 9, 2020

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

An original composition by Phil Kline, Unsilent Night was written specifically to be heard outdoors in the month of December. Each participant plays one of four tracks of music and together all four tracks comprise Unsilent Night.
The New York Times describes the experience as  “immerse[ing] the listener in suspended wonderment, as if time itself had paused inside a string of jingle bells.”

Composer Phil Kline will join us and lead The Mount's first Unsilent Night promenade. We will gather in the parking lot at The Mount, and then proceed on a route through the grounds, passing through the five vignettes of NightWood and ending at The Stable where fires will be lit and warm beverages will be waiting.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own boombox or a mobile phone/media player with external speakers (pre-loaded with the Unsilent Night app or one of the four audio tracks). A selection of Kline's own boomboxes will be available to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis.

What to Expect

Unsilent Night is an outdoor participatory sound experience in the form of a promenade.

Masks are required. If you do not have a face covering, you will not be able to participate.

The total route is approximately 3/4 of a mile through the woods and gardens and includes both paved and unpaved pathways, inclines, and stairs. Please use caution.

Dress for the weather! Trails may be muddy or icy at times, winter boots and mittens are strongly recommended

Unsilent Night is appropriate for all ages.