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One of the coolest events of Athens’ holiday season, Unsilent Night is equal parts concert, parade, performance art and outdoor party. Conceived of by New York-based electronic composer Phil Kline in 1992, the event centers around an airy, sparkling musical piece “written specifically to be heard outdoors in the month of December.” Participants should download one of four tracks, available at unsilentnight.com, to their iPhone or other mp3 player beforehand. (If you’re old-school, you can bring a boombox; cassette tapes will be available.) Show up to Little Kings Shuffle Club at 7:30 p.m., where everyone will hit “play” simultaneously and march through downtown.
Participate in a public performance of "Unsilent Night." The 45-minute electronic piece, designed "specifically to be heard outdoors in the month of December" by composer Phil Kline, was debuted in New York City in 1992 and is performed around the world. Meet at Little Kings and bring portable music players for a walk around downtown. See story on p. 9.