After successful performances in Hong Kong, Montreal, New York, San Francisco, Saskatchewan, and San Francisco, Phil Kline’s “Unsilent Night” (which he’s called “a little electric massage of Advent-y stuff”) comes to Houston. The 43 minute composition was created especially to be heard outdoors during December. Participants, who have numbered in the hundreds in other locations, download one of four music tracks to a smartphone once they arrive at the site. The tracks are then played simultaneously by the members of the crowd as they trek along Buffalo Bayou’s Sabine Promenade. Together the four tracks create “Unsilent Night.”
“It’s an international program that hasn’t been associated with Houston before now,” says Nicole Laurent Romano, communications and special projects director for University of Houston’s Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, which is presenting Unsilent Night with Musiqa and Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Santa Claus, a s'mores station, and other goodies complete the evening.