Jupiter Nights: MIZU / YAI (John Thayer & Dave Lackner) / Shanekia McIntosh

July 25



At the Basilica Gallery Building 
110 South Front Street, Hudson, NY 12534 (right next to the main building on our campus)

Food by Local 111 | Art by Otto Ohle

$12 Advance / $15 Day-of-Show

$10 tickets available to Hudson locals. Email info@basilicahudson.org to get the code

JUPITER NIGHTS – Basilica’s summer series returns for its third year of unmissable live music, transformative art, ridiculously good food, and all the best of summer in the Hudson Valley.


From gossamer harmonic textures to lush orchestral washes, MIZU builds expansive soundscapes through her singular cello playing. Her signature stratiform style of composition, melding self-recorded layers of her instrument with electronic manipulation and experimental production, explores themes of transformation and the infinite possibilities within queerness.


Forest Scenes, MIZU’s latest full-length, is an acknowledgment of the mystery of transcendent experiences and the thrills of self-discovery. The record deftly interweaves the organic and the synthetic, its wide range of sonic densities a reflection of its diverse origins. MIZU’S debut album Distant Intervals, released in Spring 2023 on NNA Tapes, received critical praise and attention from platforms such as Bandcamp Daily, New Sounds, Stereogum, I Care If You Listen, Foxy Digitalis, and Them, and landed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Classical Crossover charts.

MIZU’s performance highlights include opening for Tim Hecker at Pioneer Works in New York, a performance at The Noguchi Museum, and appearances in Tokyo, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, and Washington DC. Upcoming engagements include a performance at Rewire 2024 in The Hague, Netherlands.

YAI (John Thayer & Dave Lackner)

Storied NY multi-instrumentalists John Thayer and David Lackner join forces as YAI to transmute world-building into new digital frontiers. “Flowers From Home,” their debut, embraces improvisation and manipulation within a laptop jazz palette of warped percussion, horns, electric bass, electronics, keys and tactile atmospherics.

The duo cite fidelity as a central facet of their sound, utilizing rack mount FX and multi-phonic strategies to splinter and smear instruments into altered state harmonics, simultaneously intimate and estranged. Their chemistry slips between softness and shadow, wind-woven but cybernetic, attuned to the moods of futures as yet unrealized.

Shanekia McIntosh

Shanekia McIntosh is an interdisciplinary artist, encompassing the roles of poet, cultural mapper, and performer. She is an explorer and observer, with the core of her work centered around shaping the narratives of our living history. Her work has been featured in the New Museum, Second Ward Foundation, Charim, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art’s TBA Festival, Hudson Hall, NY Live Arts, ICA at VCU, Basilica Hudson, and many others. In 2021, she released her debut chapbook, “Spiral as Ritual,” published by Topos Press. In 2023, McIntosh was an artist-in-residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, NY, and the inaugural recipient of The Spark of Hudson Foundation Creative Arts Fellowship.