2005 Unsilent Night (the Christmas Piece)

Every year since 1992 I've presented Unsilent Night, an outdoor ambient music piece for an INFINITE number of boom box tape players. It's like a Christmas carolling party except that we don't sing, but rather carry boom boxes, each playing a separate tape which is part of the piece. In effect, we become a city block long stereo system!

In 2005 the New York event will happen on Sunday December 18th. We will meet at the Arch in Washington Square at 6:45 pm, begin at 7 pm and proceed eastward to Tompkins Square Park, where the piece will end around 8 o'clock.

It would be really cool if you could join us and bring a boom box. The more tapes we run, the bigger and more amazing the sound will be. This past Christmas we had 100 boomboxes and over 500 people total, it was really spectacular... If you'd like to do it, please email me at boombox@mindspring.com so I will know how many tapes to make. If you'd like to do it but don't have a boombox, I have several dozen and you can grab one...and if you want to come and just listen, that's cool, too. Help us make a BIG (and joyful) noise.

If you live outside of New York and would like to arrange a performance in your area, email to the above address for details. In 2004 Unsilent Night was presented in Philadelphia, Tallahassee, San Diego, San Francisco, Vancouver and Middlesborough, England, in addition to New York. 2005 will see the additions of Sydney, Australia, Tucson, Arizona and Whitehorse, Yukon.

The CD version of Unsilent Night is available on Cantaloupe .


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