An expat Angeleno pal now in Brooklyn sent word that Unsilent Night, “an
electronic caroling party for an infinite number of boomboxes,” is coming to L.A. this year.
Started by NYC composer Phil Kline, Unsilent Night (MySpace profile, Flickr tag) brings together a collection of people in one public space, each playing a prewritten “part” on individual boomboxes. It’s been done in cities all over the world; last year, over 1,000 people participated in Washington Square Park in NYC.
The L.A. iteration is happening on December 17 at 7pm in Pan-Pacific Park. You can just show up to enjoy it, of course, but if you want to participate (and that sounds like half the fun, at least), you’ll need to contact Behnoosh Khalili, the organizer out here, to get your tape. (It sounds like you can get a CD or even an mp3, for those iPod-w/-speaker rigs.) Behnoosh has set up a MySpace page here, or you can email him at unsilentnightla at the mailplace of google.
Oh–and it’s 100% free to play. Except, of course, for the boombox. And, um, the batteries and stuff…