Our annual music events fill Basilica Hudson with the power of sound. 24-HOUR DRONE: EXPERIMENTS IN SOUND AND MUSIC kicks off our season in April, and each September ushers in our critically acclaimed weekend of music and art, Basilica SoundScape.
An immersive, long-duration music and sound event in collaboration with Le Guess Who? festival in Utrecht, Netherlands, 24-HOUR DRONE features musicians and sound artists experimenting in both classical and avant garde drone music.
For three days in the fall, an incredibly diverse array of artists convene on our grounds for Basilica SoundScape. This site-specific, weekend-long experimental music and art event draws unconventional connections, parallels and collaborations between a diverse array of artists, presented in collaboration with Pitchfork Media and Leg Up! Management. Past iterations have included the talents of Swans, Deafheaven, Matthew Barney, Gang Gang Dance, Liturgy, Pharmakon, Julianna Barwick, Evian Christ, DIIV, Sterling Ruby and Tim Hecker, to name a few. For this year’s lineup, please visit basilicasoundscape.com.
Apart from our annual programs, we have also presented special one-off concerts featuring artists such as Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Angel Olsen, Light Asylum, Grimes, and Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Horse Lords, Woods and Black Pus.
Photo of Patrick Higgins performing during 24-HOUR DRONE: EXPERIMENTS IN SOUND AND MUSIC in April 2015. Photo by Antoine Lutens.