City Block Long Stereo System

City Block Long Stereo System
Jeff Squires
  • 12 december 2007

For the last 15 years, Phil Kline has orchestrated Unsilent Night, a kind of flashmob musical bombardment.   He invites as many people to attend as possible and then distributes pre-recored tapes he’s made (CDs and Mp3 have been incorporated over the years).  Everyone pops them into the boombox they brought and then the group collectively blasts it into public spaces. Kline describes his outdoor ambient music piece as being like a “Christmas caroling party except that we don’t sing, but rather carry boomboxes, each playing a separate tape which is a “voice” in the piece. In effect, we become a city block long stereo system!

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