Unsilent Night Hudson 2017
In partnership with Wave Farm, Phil Kline's Unsilent Night returns to Hudson for its second year. Led by Phil Kline himself, participants gather at Hudson's Public Square at Warren and Seventh Street and march to Hudson's Promenade for the parade's culmination. This year's parade route celebrates Hudson's lesser traveled alleys and enclaves, winding through corridors and byways that shade the city's historic streetscape.
All are invited to participate. To do so: arrive to the Public Square no later than 6:45 with a boombox or smartphone with external speakers. (If you plan to use your smartphone, we recommend that you visit unsilentnight.com/participate before the event to download a track or the Unsilent Night app.) A limited supply of boomboxes will be available to borrow on a first-come first-served basis. Participants will begin marching just after 7 p.m. The event will be broadcast live on WGXC 90.7-FM, and at wgxc.org.
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. Together all four tracks comprise Unsilent Night. Visit unsilentnight.com for more information.