Phil Kline

  • Phil Kline

Much of the appeal of Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night, which gets its Chicago premiere on Sunday evening, comes from the way the components of the moving sound installation bounce around, mutate in the atmosphere, and recombine. Kline got his start in the early 80s in a rock band with filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, the Del-Byzanteens, and also played for Glenn Branca in some of his early guitar ensembles. He’s long been interested in unstable sonic environments, though, and with one of his recent releases, Around the World in a Daze (Starkland), he tries to create similar effects in the studio.