Unsilent Night - Booombox Caroling in San Francisco Saturday Night

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Fri, December 16, 2011


My family loves Unsilent Night. It is one of the few events we go to see every year in San Francisco.

A couple hundred people will meet at Dolores Park @ 18th Street at 7:30 pm and Saturday to walk the nighttime streets carrying media players of all shapes and sizes each playing a version of Phil Kline's orchestral piece for boomboxes. Check out the video that Patch ran about last year's event  to get an idea of what I am talking about (link at the bottom of this posting) , get in your car and come participate.  You won't be dissapointed.

The music starts so softly that newcomers often wonder what is wrong and restart their players.  That guarantees that somebody is always playing out of sync, which adds to the fun.  What you hear depends on which of the four parts you are playing, what fellow carolers near and far are playing, and how the sound bounces off and mixes with the ambient sounds of the busy city.

You can download a track of music from Kline’s website to play on your iPod or iPad before the event, or you can borrow a free CD or tape at the event.  Come early if you want a CD or tape. They go quickly.

My video can be found at:  http://patch.com/A-cL5g

7:30 pm Dolorez Park San Francico, CA

www.unsilentnight.com

See you there.