Temple of Sound

April 23

Part of Basilica Hudson’s 2022 Earth Day Opening Weekend and Season Kick-Off!

11 AM – 11 PM
at Basilica Hudson | 110 South Front Street, Hudson, NY 12534

Check out our Everything you need to know about Temple of Sound” blog for a detailed guide to the event– your questions might be answered here!


Deep Listening® workshop with Sarah Van Buren
11 AM – 1:30 PM | MORE INFO

Sound installations by Arone Dyer & Kamau Amu Patton
1:30 PM – 7 PM | FREE

Performances by Samer Ghadry, Madeline Darby, Kamau Amu Patton & Hellish Cashstrap
7 PM – 11 PM | TICKETS

Food by Local 111 @ 6 PM
Basilica Bar featuring local ciders & beers

Basilica Hudson kicks off its season with Temple of Sound, a sonic awakening and homage to the building itself and its beloved 24-HOUR DRONE festival. As part of the nonprofit’s larger Earth Day Opening Weekend season kick-off, the program invites attendees to immerse themselves in the meditative power of sound through Basilica Hudson’s cavernous raw industrial space. 

Temple of Sound begins with a Deep Listening workshop led by longtime 24-HOUR DRONE co-curator and Basilica Hudson collaborator Sarah Van Buren, followed by day-long, FREE, self-guided sound installations by 24-HOUR DRONE alumni Arone Dyer and former Hudson As Muse Artist In Residence Kamau Amu Patton

At sunset, Samer Ghadry will create a prolonged oceanic gong sound experience, ushering in the rest of the evening’s performances by Troy, NY’s Madeline Darby and Brooklyn based interdisciplinary artist Kamau Amu Patton. Local improvisational electronic artist Hellish Cashstrap will close out the night with an ambient electronic set in Basilica Hudson’s newly reactivated Gallery Building. 

Temple of Sound finds inspiration in Basilica Hudson’s founders’ original impression of the commanding space over 10 years ago: a temple of sound, a place to connect diverse musical communities and traditions, offering a localized snapshot of experimentation within the larger context of universal sound.

PLEASE NOTE: The event begins at 11 AM with Sarah Van Buren’s Deep Listening workshop, which you must register for separately here. The sound installations are FREE and run from 1:30 PM – 7 PM. Your ticket purchase gets you entry to the evening performances, which begin at 7 PM with doors at 6 PM. Attendees are encouraged to come early.  Hellish Cashstrap’s ambient DJ after-show is FREE at 9:30 PM as a soft opening of the Basilica Gallery. Masks encouraged.


Sarah Van Buren | 2.4-Hour Drone: A Deep Listening® Portal

Longtime 24-HOUR DRONE co-curator and collaborator in sound Sarah Van Buren takes us on a guided journey into Drone via Deep Listening®, a set of practices to develop awareness created by the late composer, musician and pioneering philosopher Pauline Oliveros.  

More about the worksop

Using Drone as both a grounding and propelling force, the workshop will open new pathways to self, place, and community through gentle, open-ended exercises: Listening, Moving, Sounding and Dreaming.

Benefits can include increased awareness, accelerated stress release and healing, connection to the infinite, and heightened communication and empathic response. No experience required, only an open mind. 

Admission is $15 / no one turned away for lack of funds. The workshop is now full. Please contact Sarah directly at sarah.vanburen@gmail.com to join the waiting list.

Sponsored by the Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer.

About Sarah Van Buren

Sarah Van Buren (SVB) is an artist, educator, sound maker and raver who works with music, sound and collaborative performance to investigate buried histories, communal ritual and collective resonance. She is a co-founder of both the Hudson Valley-based DJ collective Community Rave Network and the NYC-based video art / party / performance collective CHERYL. She was co-curator of Basilica Hudson’s 24-HOUR DRONE festival from its inception until 2020, and is certified in Deep Listening® by The Center for Deep Listening at RPI.

Arone Dyer | Sound Installation

24-HOUR DRONE alumni and Dronechoir director, composer, curator Arone Dyer presents a sound installation in Basilica Hudson’s Main Hall that explores the intimacy and emotional power of the voice. The installation is FREE and open to the public, and runs from 1:30 PM – 7 PM.

About Arone Dyer

Arone Dyer is a musician, composer & founding member of duos Buke and GaseMistresses, the producer of Dronechoir (Patreon), a project which examines social dis/comfort through long-durational choral performance, and a non-stop collaborator with an extensive resume of appearances, most notably on the National’s 2018 Grammy-winning release Sleep Well Beast, creating and singing the introduction to their #1 Billboard Hit “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness”, Naama Tsabar’s Composition Series, David Garland’s Verdancy, Adam Schatz’s The Holiday Party, Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier, poet Mahogany L Brown, Berlin-based Stargaze & Cantus Domus, among many others. Dyer has also collaborated with artists Bon Iver and The National.

Kamau Amu Patton | Sound Installation and Performance

Former Hudson As Muse Artist in Residence Kamau Amu Patton presents an interactive multimedia sound installation in Basilica Hudson’s North Hall. Patton will also perform a set using the installation later in the evening. The installation is FREE and open to the public, and runs from 1:30 PM – 7 PM.

About Kamau Amu Patton

Kamau Amu Patton is an interdisciplinary artist and educator whose work examines history and culture through engagement with archives, documents, stories, and sites. Patton’s projects are dialogic and take form as expanded field conversations. Patton received his MFA from Stanford University in 2007 and received a degree in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. His work was shown in 2012 as part of Pacific Standard Time and in 2013 as part of the Machine Project Field guide to LA Architecture. Patton has completed projects in soundscape studies through support provided by the State University of New York at Buffalo, the Mellon Elemental Arts Initiative, and the Tang Teaching Museum. He presented research in 2016 at the ABF house in Stockholm, Sweden, as a part of The Shape of Co- to- Come symposium and exhibition. Patton participated in a series of performances as part of Projects 107: Lone Wolf Recital Corps at the Museum of Modern Art in August 2017. In September 2017, he installed an iteration of his ongoing project, Tel, at the Tang Museum. In 2019, Patton’s public art commission with the Bowman Montessori School in Palo Alto, CA, was open to the public. In 2020 Patton was an artist in residence at Coaxial Arts Foundation in Los Angeles. And, he was a 2020 Archive Artist in Residence at Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago. Utilizing recordings from the Sun Ra / El Saturn Collection, Patton created “The Past & Other Dreams”, a double cassette produced by the artist in collaboration with the Creative Audio Archive at ESS. A box set LP of Patton’s arrangements of Terry Adkins’s Lone Wolf Recital Corps Recitals, Second Mind and Alto Age, was released in partnership with the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in 2021.

Samer Ghadry

Samer Ghadry is a sound healer and percussionist based in the NYC area. He blends Eastern and Western cultural and musical approaches, various energetic healing modalities, and a wide ranging approach to Sound Healing to be of service to our beloved earth collective. He currently has an ongoing monthly series called Spontaneous Space at IRL in Brooklyn, which explores the space between sound healing and improvisational music. 

Madeline Darby

Based out of Troy NY, Madeline Darby creates a textured journey of noises and atmospheres using synthesizers, loop stations, vibrators and contact mics. Her Spring release, Not This Universe (on UK label Industrial Coast), consists of early collage recordings and collaborations. Darby is also an active member of Troy synth-punk band Thinner Friends. She currently hosts ‘Invisible Party’, the monthly experimental electronic series at No Fun in Troy.

Hellish Cashstrap

Based in Germantown, NY, Hellish Cashstrap performs improvised, electronic music via synthesis and sampling by balancing conventional structures and chance operations over unpredictable sources. Material ranges from abstract soundscapes to percussive developments.