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'Unsilent Night' open to participants with music devices Dec. 20 at Bancroft Park

       Unsilent Night will be back for its second year in Bancroft Park Saturday, Dec. 20 at 5:30 p.m.
       Event organizers invite participants to be in the park at that time, with their own portable sound systems (including cassette, CD, MP3 and smartphone formats), ready to simultaneously play any of the four tracks from “Unsilent Night,” a 45-minute composition by New York composer Phil Klein in 1992.
       There is no charge to take part.
       Colorado Springs is one of more than 30 cities in the United States and in a few other countries to have locations for the event in December.
       Information on how to pre-download the tracks can be found at unsilentnight.com/participate.
       Anyone with questions about the local Unsilent Night event is asked to contact Mark at 337-3179 or unsilentnightcos@gmail.com.
       According to a website report, Unsilent Night started in 1992 when Klein “gave each person a boombox with one of four [cassette] tapes in it, and instructed everyone to hit PLAY at the same time. What followed was a sound unlike anything they had ever heard before: an evanescence filling the air, reverberating off the buildings and city streets as the crowd walked a pre-determined route.”

Westside Pioneer/press release
(Posted 12/14/14 Outdoors: City/County Parks)

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