Phil Kline’s


Lenox, Massachusetts

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
5:00 PM
presented by The Mount


An original composition by Phil Kline, Unsilent Night was written specifically to be heard outdoors in the month of December. 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. The fact that the participants play different “parts” simultaneously helps create the special sound of the piece by carrying boomboxes, or anything that amplifies music, and simultaneously start playing the music.

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 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 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.


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