STARTING DATEDecember 2, 2017

TIME5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

LOCATIONBlue River Plaza Breckenridge


are you going to attend PHIL KLINE'S UNSILENT NIGHT ? No one is attending yet. Yes, I am

Event Description

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Become part of a luminous holiday soundscape played by the audience on boomboxes carried through downtown Breckenridge. Tote a portable music player, including boombox, tape deck, Bluetooth speaker or smartphone, to amplify one of four tracks while strolling through a designated route downtown with a surprise stop and possible Santa sightings.


Walking RouteGather in the Blue River Plaza between 4:30–5:00 pm for instructions. Immediately following the lighting of the holiday tree at 5:00 pm, the audience will push play in unison and walk the route together. Don’t have an old portable music device? A limited number of vintage boomboxes and phone speakers will be available on Saturday, December 2 from 3:00–5:00 pm in the Blue River Plaza on a first-come, first-served basis. To receive one of the four tracks, download the Unsilent Night app on your smartphone, download one of the sound files HERE, or visit Old Masonic Hall on December 1 and 2 to pick up a cassette or CD.

“Caroling has never been so epic.” –Flavorpill

Co-presented with Breckenridge Creative Arts, with support from the Breckenridge Tourism Office.


Artist Talk: Public Sound Art with Composer Phil Kline
Old Masonic Hall, FREE
Fri, Dec 1, 5–6pm

Join celebrated composer, Phil Kline, as he discusses performance art and his holiday cult classic, Unsilent Night, a pioneering work of public sound art which debuted in the streets of Greenwich Village in 1992 and is today an annual tradition that has been celebrated in more then 100 cities on five continents.

Workshops: Make Your Own Sound Rig
Old Masonic Hall, FREE
Fri, Dec 1, 6–8pm; Sat, Dec 2, 12–4pm

Join Boulder-based tape label, Shadowtrash Tape Group, for a hands-on workshop in which you can build your own music-making device for Unsilent Night.

Unsilent Night is an original composition by Phil Kline, written specifically to be heard outdoors in the month of December. It takes the form of a street promenade in which the audience becomes the performer. Each participant gets one of four tracks of music in the form of a cassette, CD, or Mp3. Together all four tracks comprise Unsilent Night. Since 1992, Unsilent Night has been presented in 101 cities and four continents, drawing thousands of participants in cities like New York and San Francisco.

Secondary ImagesPhil Kline’s Unsilent Night. Copyright © 1992 by Phil Kline. Recording available on
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View the full event schedule for December 2 in Breckenridge, including the Lighting of Breckenridge and Race of the Santas.

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