Be a part of the very merry "Unsilent Night" sound installation

Image by Charlie Tiel

For the 7th year in a row, any and all are invited to join in on the Boombox Christmas Caroling experience that is Phil Kline's "Unsilent Night".

With your help, on Saturday, December 15th, the New Music Collective and volunteers will create a roving sound installation, where boomboxes replace voices in a holiday caroling event like no other!

Here's how it works:

You bring a boombox, iPod with speakers, or any media playing device you wish, and NMC will supply a CD, tape, or digital download of one of the four parts of the piece. Everyone will press play together and walk through the streets of Charleston, creating a cacophony of bells, voices, and reverberant joy echoing the sentiments of the season in a wholly unique way.

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.

Participants are asked to please RSVP to to get the audio download and so they can get a tally of how many CD's/Tapes to bring. Bring the whole family - strollers welcome and so is the dog! Meet at 5 p.m. at City Gallery at Waterfront Park, the stroll to Marion Squarewill take off at 5:15 p.m.