A Message From Basilica Hudson About COVID-19

In light of current CDC and WHO guidelines, and following Governor Cuomo’s ban on large gatherings through mid-May, we are postponing our upcoming spring programs, beginning with BASILICA GREEN, 24-HOUR DRONE and BASILICA FARM & FLEA SPRING MARKET. We will continue to monitor conditions and review our plans for events beyond mid-May as the situation progresses. More information can be found here.


For our last six years, 24-HOUR DRONE has kicked our Basilica season into bloom, and been a sacred wake-up call for our building in her winter hibernation. In our 10 year anniversary season, for our spirits and our creative community, we are committed to keeping 24-HOUR DRONE alive, and to activating those 24 HOURS of sound in a new world way. While we try to reschedule the main event, we will be working in partnership with our local and global partners, from Le Guess Who? in the Netherlands, to Lumen Project in Sweden, to WGXC/Wave Farm right here in the Hudson Valley, to devise new ways to connect in our current climate. In the spirit of creating music without borders, we are planning to host remote live streams of international DRONES, plus broadcasts from our hundreds of hours of archived past DRONES. May we keep the sound alive, and let it be our solace during our communal isolation.

Presented by Basilica Hudson and Le Guess Who

Explore. Experiment. Exchange.

Alec Butterfield / Gesture Of Friendship: 100 Years of Theremin / Golden Clover / Infrasubcontra / IONE / January Hunt + Octonomy / La Era Del Ruido / Red Thread #2 vocal choir / Samer Ghadry / SOLAR / Sophia Shen

See past 24-HOUR DRONE lineups

Read our 24-HOUR DRONE 2019 RECAP

Escape the tight hands of time in a long-form, endurance homage to sound. An all-encompassing, immersive event, 24-HOUR DRONE features musicians and sound artists experimenting with sustained tones, creating a full twenty-four hours of unbroken sound.

Droners are free to come and go over the twenty-four hours, but those who make the commitment to this long-duration work will be rewarded with the intangible feeling of meditative contentment, pure bliss, and communal collaboration.

Sound as Experience. Sound as Installation. Sound without the tight hands of Time. To honor sound in a space that enhances it and places it in a long-form time schedule that allows it to expand.


24-HOUR DRONE is Basilica at our most experimental and experiential. By donating to this program, you are directly supporting artist fees and sustaining the intimate capacity and low ticket price. 2020 marks Basilica’s tenth season. Please consider supporting this core part of our non-profit arts program and making a donation to support 24-HOUR DRONE.


Image by Eric Harvey Brown