BASILICA GREEN MONTH
APRIL: EARTH DAY, ADVOCACY & NY RENEWS
A message from Basilica Hudson Co-Founder and Director, Melissa Auf der Maur:
“I trust that the spring budding greens are bringing fresh air and new visions into your world. We are together coming out of a long winter, but we are also hopeful for the unexpected and wonderful fruits that this new season will bear.
Basilica has been in deep hibernation and contemplation around the transformation that is coming to our organization in direct response to the many tragedies and revelations of the last year. Our small but committed team is organizing to reimagine our future post-pandemic, and what role we can play here in Hudson in a just recovery.”
– Melissa Auf der Maur, Basilica Hudson Co-Founder and Director
In honor of Earth Day and our usual in-person BASILICA GREEN gathering, we are excited to be online this month supporting the work of others devoted to building solutions and policies to ensure a more just and liveable future.
Basilica Hudson has joined NY Renews, a coalition of over 200 environmental, justice, faith, labor, and community groups fighting for good jobs and climate justice. Members hail from across the state and across constituencies, finding inspiration in our diversity of perspectives, and strength in our breadth of expertise.
Placing climate action at the top of our mission, Basilica Hudson seeks to engage with our community and support the City of Hudson in becoming a leader in climate action and its effect on social equity and sustainable local economies. Check out these events happening this April (and more coming soon!)
- TUNE INTO NY RENEWS STATEWIDE WEEK OF ACTION Culminating with Town Hall with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer
Friday, April 9 | 6:30 PM
NY Renews and One NY Indivisible are hosting a town hall with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, as well as other legislators, to answer questions about the Climate and Community Investment Act, the THRIVE Agenda, and the fight for a just, green recovery. RSVP now, and join us on April 9th from 6:30 – 8pm. The CCIA offers solutions for the most “JUST TRANSITION” act in the USA, and is NOW being reviewed by NY State. Get involved and learn more!
- GREEN RADIO HOUR WITH JON BOWERMASTER ON RADIO KINGSTON
Sunday, April 11 | 3:00 PM
Basilica Co-Founder/Director Melissa Auf der Maur discusses green workforce development and BASILICA GREEN’s expanded mission and upcoming campus transformation. The Green Radio Hour with Jon Bowermaster takes a look at local environmental issues impacting the Hudson Valley, with an emphasis on the Hudson River. LISTEN HERE.
- HUDSON WATERFRONT: PUBLIC SPACE IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE
Wednesday, April 21 | 6PM
Join us for a public conversation on Zoom featuring waterfront and urban proposals developed during the past year by advanced students from Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Proposals address topics such as net zero energy, landfills and ecologic regeneration, affordable housing and more. LEARN MORE.
- OUR PODCAST LAUNCH
April 22, 2021 (Earth Day)
Becky Foon and Jesse Paris Smith are both musicians, activists, and co-founders of Pathway to Paris, a non-profit organization dedicated to turning the Paris Agreement into reality. They bring together musicians, artists, activists, academics, mayors and innovators, to raise consciousness surrounding the urgency of climate.
Becky Foon also is a member of the Basilica Hudson Board of Directors, and based in Montreal. Jesse Smith is based in NYC.
Streaming everywhere you get podcasts. LEARN MORE.
- SUSTAINABLE FUTURES CONFERENCE
April 27 – April 30
We are proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Sustainable Futures Conference, a four-day event that will mainstream public discourse around the concept of sustainable practice, hosted by The Future of Small Cities Institute. Basilica Hudson Co-Founder/Director Melissa Auf der Maur and City of Hudson First Ward Alderperson Rebecca Wolff will lead this breakout session on Day 1:
“Climate Change & the Cultural Sector”
DAY 1: Tuesday, April 27 AT 1:00 PM
How can arts and cultural leaders in our region leverage their economic development impacts to effect meaningful change for climate action, and support our municipalities to become more equitable, climate-smart communities? LEARN MORE & GET TICKETS.
** CITY OF HUDSON GOING GREEN **
– LOCAL RESOURCES –
HUDSON FLOOD PREPAREDNESS
Thanks to Hudson Mayor Kamal Johnson’s Climate Smart Task Force, The City of Hudson recently completed a flood preparedness guide. The document provides a checklist for residents to prepare for floods as well as what to do during and after a flood. The guide also includes a 100-year flood map and links to additional resources. VIEW THE GUIDE.
“Climate change will have devastating impacts and the City of Hudson must reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” says Mayor Kamal Johnson. “We must prepare for a changing climate by identifying and deploying adaptation strategies. It’s an added benefit that many of these climate strategies will save money over the long-term.”
FINANCING ENERGY UPGRADES IN HUDSON!
Commercial and non-profit building owners can now apply for financing to make energy upgrades to their buildings. The City of Hudson is partnering with the Energy Improvement Corporation to offer the OPEN C-PACE program. LEARN MORE.
Announcing DRONE AT HOME lineup
BASILICA HUDSON + WAVE FARM’S WGXC 90.7-FM PRESENT: DRONE AT HOME 2021
// Saturday, April 24 – Sunday, April 25 // NOON – NOON //
Video livestream on Twitch / Basilica Website (Noon – 10 p.m. EST)
24-hour audio livestream on Wave Farm’s Standing Wave Radio (Noon – Noon EST) | LISTEN HERE
FM Radio Broadcast on WGXC 90.7-FM in NY’s Upper Hudson Valley (Noon – 6 a.m. EST) | SCHEDULE HERE
MAY THE DRONE GO ON
With all large indoor gatherings still postponed due to COVID-19, we’re grateful to have the opportunity to keep the DRONE alight in 2021 with a digital reworking, beamed directly to you at home over the airwaves and across screens.
Basilica Hudson and Wave Farm have each invited five artists/collectives to each contribute a 60-minute performance. Assembled, this newly commissioned 10-hour drone program will be the featured content for DRONE AT HOME 2021. You can experience DRONE AT HOME in several formats, including a new 10-hour TV-like Audio/Visual livestream via Twitch. Highlights from past 24-HOUR DRONE event archives will flesh out the rest of the 24-hour online stream.
Local and global. DRONE without borders. From long standing partners to brand new DRONE collaborators.
Join us online Saturday, April 24 – Sunday, April 25 for an homage to unbroken, uninterrupted sound.
DRONE AT HOME 2021 ARTIST LINEUP
Canada Resonance Agency (featuring Cares, Beard Closet, Indweller (Colin Fisher and Ilyse Krivel), David Jones, Steff Juniper / Quivering, Mandelbrut, Matt Nish-Lapidus / New Tendencies, Red Panel, Xuan Ye)// Maria Chávez // Brian Dewan + Ross Goldstein // Drone Not Drones (featuring Luke Heiken, IOSIS, Neon Menhirs, John Marks, Crystal Myslajek, Meredith Gill, and Lynn Avery & Cole Pulice )// LaMont Hamilton // Inter(air) (featuring Sam Johnson, Nick Levine, Justin Pietro, Sarah Francis Rose, Matt Luczak, Mitch Van Dusen, Tom Christie, and more to be announced)// Le Guess Who? presents Prana Crafter & Richard Bolhuis // LUMEN PROJECT (featuring Fadi Tabbal, Julia Sabra, Mathias Landæus, Yasmine El Baramawy, Vincent Bahar, and Nathan Larson)// NRRF B(b) Radio (featuring Jonny Farrow, Anna Friz, Stephen Germana, Sarah Knudtson, Jeff Kolar, and Peter Speer)// Chloe Alexandra Thompson
NY PopsUp Presents: Justin Vivian Bond at Basilica Hudson
On March 26, 2021, Basilica Hudson rang with music, laughter and applause for the first time in 18 months.
NY PopsUp — an expansive festival consisting of hundreds of pop up performances throughout NYS — presented the legendary performing artist Justin Vivian Bond and their band featuring Matt Ray, Nath Ann Carrera and Claudia Chopek for three 30 minute performances throughout the evening.
Thanks to NY PopsUp’s expertise and resources in hosting Covid-safe events, we were able to share in an evening of transportive energy that only comes from a live musical experience.
“A HUGE THANK YOU to all the amazing citizens of The Hudson Valley who showed up and graciously followed all of the protocols that kept us safe and secure and feeling respected and loved. Together, we all help space for art and love and a brighter future.” – Justin Vivian Bond
Justin Vivian Bond captivated the audience with the same powerful vocals and dynamic wit that graced our stage in 2018 for our Pioneering People Basilica Benefit honoring Courtney Love, and we were honored to have our factory reawakening happen under their artistic vision.
Thank you NY PopsUp for the opportunity and for making this possible; thank you to our community for trusting us and choosing to spend what for many was their first live event in over a year with us, and of course, thank you Mx. Justin Vivian Bond for bringing your spirit and love to Basilica.
Photos by Nina Westervelt, video from NY PopsUp
2021 Season Announcement
We are excited to announce the initial wave of 2021 season programming plans, celebrating a genre-spanning array of film, music, art, conversation and live performance that accommodate COVID-19 safety protocols.
2020 challenged Basilica to offer new, creative ways to connect. In 2021, we will continue expanding our ONLINE programming through podcasts and livestreams, getting to know our neighbors for OFF SITE Basilica satellite events and activating our OUTSIDE campus with visiting artists.
These expanded formats wouldn’t be possible without the support of our dedicated community, long-term partners and new collaborators. This season, we reaffirm our commitment to supporting independent artists, bringing FREE and low-cost events to the Hudson Valley region, sharing resources that sustain small businesses and advocating for local, intersectional environmental action.
All of Basilica Hudson’s programs were free in 2020 thanks to new partnerships and the integral support from our Kickstarter backers. In 2021, Basilica will continue these accessible programs with the support of Patreon, our sustaining membership program, among other innovative collaborations and initiatives.
The return of DRONE AT HOME, our Non-Fiction Screening Series, and the Hudson As Muse Artist In Residence Series are in the final planning stages, along with our beloved Basilica SoundScape which we are proud to present for the first time since 2019. Basilica will collaboratively produce this signature event offsite at the gorgeous outdoor venue PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, in Chatham, NY. Basilica SoundScape represents the spirit of alliance between some of those hit hardest by the pandemic in the creative sector: arts organizations, the independent artists they elevate and the steadfast audiences who cherish in-person experiential art.
More details will follow as the season gets underway. Stay tuned!
SEASON CALENDAR AT A GLANCE
Our upcoming eleventh season has been shaped around monthly themes that define Basilica’s values: climate action, strengthening local economies, cross pollination with other arts organizations, and celebrating independent artists through film, art, music and conversation. We look forward to you joining us this season!
DRONE AT HOME: EXPERIMENTS IN SOUND AND MUSIC
Saturday, April 24 – Sunday, April 25, Presented with Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM
Basilica and Wave Farm will each invite five sound artists to contribute a 60-minute performance for this online broadcast version of 24-HOUR DRONE. Assembled, this newly commissioned 10-hour drone program will be the featured content for DRONE AT HOME 2021. Contributors include 24-HOUR DRONE co-founders Le Guess Who? and more TBA. Highlights from past 24-HOUR DRONE event archives will flesh out the rest of the 24-hour program. DETAILS.
APRIL: Earth Day
BASILICA GREEN is our mission to increase climate action through innovative cultural programming. The month of April will highlight this work through our Basilica Conversation Series Podcast, as participants in The Future of Small Cities’ Sustainable Futures Conference, an expanded collaboration with solar provider, program partner SunCommon and a community Earth Day celebration with artist in residence Erika deVries.
MAY: Local Sustainable & Equitable Economies
While we are unable to hold the Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market in-person this year, we commit to strategizing new ways to support our loyal vendors and advocate for a sustainable local economy. Extending from our 2020 Farm & Flea Virtual Market developed with support from the City of Hudson Tourism Board, we look forward to continuing to highlight the region’s talents and entrepreneurial spirit.
JUNE: Counter Culture
June has historically been the month of our dearly missed (FREAK) FLAG DAY late night dance party, the freakier counterpart to Hudson’s Annual Flag Day Parade. The last time we convened in that spirit was June 2019, when we joyously celebrated with the ALL THE BODIES Pride afterparty. This coming June we will uplift these celebrations through virtual conversations, offsite and outside events with local partners. We trust that dance parties and fireworks will find their ways back into our lives and Hudson’s waterfront soon.
JULY: Arts and Ecology
Anchored in our longstanding commitment to the arts and environmental legacies in the Hudson River Valley, the peak of summer is a perfect time for place-based connections and explorations in local arts and ecology. Collaborations in conversation, outside and offsite happenings with other local arts and ecology-focused organizations will unfold, details TBA.
AUGUST: The Hudson Eye
Basilica Hudson is thrilled to once again join as a participating venue of this year’s The Hudson Eye, a 10-day celebration of the arts community in Hudson that helps stimulate creativity and connectivity. Presented by the Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation and arranged by curator Aaron Levi Garvey.
SEPTEMBER: Basilica SoundScape: A Weekend of Music + Art
Basilica Hudson and PS21 Present: Basilica SoundScape 2021 (10 Year anniversary edition!), first time ever presented off-site at PS21 Chatham, NY. In collaboration with The Creative Independent, Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7 FM, H0L0 and others TBA. DETAILS.
– Ongoing Programs –
Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series
May – October at the Greenville Drive-In
Basilica’s Non-Fiction Screening Series hosted at the historic Greenville Drive-In merges the cross-cultural power of documentary filmmaking with the timeless tradition of outdoor filmgoing. Partners include Berkshire International Film Festival, SunCommon, ALL ARTS and more TBA. DETAILS.
Hudson As Muse Basilica Artist in Residence Series
The series invites artists to explore the location itself as muse and to create work with the eclectic present and past of this river city as central inspiration, working in partnership with neighboring cultural institutions and organizations. Current artist in residence Erika deVries’ 12-foot neon sculpture titled Seven Sisters is on display on our campus through April. Over the summer, artist Kamau Amu Patton, presented in partnership with Toolshed, will continue his research on the poetics of landscape and engage directly with the Tool Shed Garden at Basilica. DETAILS.
Basilica Conversation Series Podcast
April – All season
Building on the momentum of the October 2020 Conversation Series, Basilica Hudson Co-Founder and Director Melissa Auf der Maur takes the time to connect and converse with independent and innovative voices that reflect our mission to support artists, filmmakers, musicians and climate change advocates using the arts to achieve policy change benefitting all. DETAILS.
Basilica Hudson’s Film and Media program is generously supported, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
The Hudson As Muse Basilica Back Gallery Artist In Residence Series is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.
The Hudson As Muse Basilica Back Gallery Artist In Residence Series is supported, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Basilica Hudson’s programming is supported by a large roster of generous sponsors and community partners. More information is available at Basilica Hudson Supporters.
BASILICA X H0L0 PODCAST
PLACE OF ASSEMBLY: The Art Emergence in Upstate New York
W/ Co-Host Sam Hillmer of H0l0 & Melissa Auf der Maur of Basilica Hudson
We are thrilled to partner with H0L0 and Experimental Sound Studio Chicago on their Place of Assembly Podcast this spring. Place of Assembly is a podcast that looks at the role of physical space in cultural production and in the lives of artists and creative communities of practice. Together we will produce a 4 part series titled “The Art Emergence in Upstate New York” to explore in depth three established arts organizations founded a decade or more ago in the Hudson Valley: Basilica Hudson, WGXC/WaveFarm and PS21 Chatham. Then by comparison, in the fourth episode we will meet three emerging arts organizations— The Tenth Magazine, Hudson Eye, and The Hudson Art Fair— taking root in the dynamic City of Hudson, NY, where the city itself is the Place of Assembly.
Place of Assembly is produced by H0L0.NYC in partnership with Experimental Sound Studio Chicago and 8 Ball Radio.
The Art Emergence in Upstate NY created in partnership with Basilica Hudson
THE INSPIRATION BEHIND ART EMERGENCE IN UPSTATE NY
Deeply rooted in its geographical location, Basilica Hudson has evolved over the last decade in tandem with the City of Hudson and the region’s ongoing transformation. Basilica has drawn inspiration for its mission and programs from the city’s eclectic and epic history, as well as the region’s legacy of arts and environmental movements. As a platform for innovative voices in arts and culture, it strives to explore the new culture of the people who live there, within the context of those who were here before us.
Basilica Hudson is situated directly on the Hudson River, which itself is one of the biggest “superfund sites” and ecological disaster of epic proportions in the USA, and which served as a catalyst for the modern day environmental movements that took root in the region.
The “Niagara Falls” painting by Thomas Cole, founding father of the Hudson River School Painters (the first american arts movement) was somewhat responsible for the creation of the National Parks Department, and government entity that acknowledged the power and the beauty of nature which is their responsibility to protect for the people of the country.
What role do art and culture movements play in the change we want to see in the world?
In honor of its 10 year anniversary in 2020, Basilica as an organizer of and platform for innovative expression and culture, extended its commitment to the climate crisis and the intersections of social, ecological and economic inequity. We will all have to work together to elevate the places we live during the post-COVID, post-Trump and post-Truth era.
What we will explore during this podcast is the role that “places of assembly” in Upstate NY play during this major moment of transition, revision and healing in the aftermath of a pandemic, a divisive political climate, social media fueling post-truth mania.
ABOUT PLACE OF ASSEMBLY
Every episode of PLACE OF ASSEMBLY will feature a new artist space. We will look at any space that exists in the physical world, and in some way house creative communities and cultural production.
During this time of enforced isolation, while all of our places of gathering and work have been closed off to us, we are in a unique position to consider what these places mean to us.
Place of Assembly is produced by H0L0.NYC in partnership with Experimental Sound Studio Chicago and 8 Ball Radio.
ABOUT Sam Hillmer
Co-host Sam Hillmer is a Brooklyn-based musician, artist, and curator. He is creative director of the Queens-based venue H0l0, founding member of the band Zs, and one half of the art duo Trouble. He also makes music as Diamond Terrifier. Recent collaborations include Dirty Projectors, Laurel Halo, Arto Lindsay, and Tauba Auerbach.
In 1998 Sam co-founded the new music presenting organization Wet Ink, from 2010-12 he ran the weekly out music party PRACTICE at erstwhile Williamsburg venue Zebulon, from 2013-16 he founded and operated Ridgewood based venue Trans-Pecos, in 2016 Sam participated in beginning the live music program at Maspeth Queens based Knockdown Center, and in 2017 co-founded H0L0. Sam has led music and performance programs for fine arts based institutions including Sculpture Center, the Queens Museum, Pioneer Works, and art fairs New Art Dealers Alliance, Satellite art fair, and Miami Project.
Sam has been active as a youth and community based arts organizer for over 20 years.
ABOUT MELISSA AUF DER MAUR
Co-host Melissa Auf der Maur, Co-Founder and Director of Basilica Hudson, was born in Montreal, Canada and raised with a fine arts education, focusing on music and photography. From 1994-1999, Auf der Maur was a member and bass player of the alternative rock band Hole and is featured on the Grammy nominated album Celebrity Skin. She joined the Smashing Pumpkins in 2000 for their Farewell World Tour. She has also released two solo albums, Auf der Maur (2004) and Out of Our Minds (2010). The latter project comprises an album, a comic book, and a fantasy film which premiered at Sundance Film Festival. Auf der Maur’s photographs have been exhibited internationally, including at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and have appeared in such publications as Spin, Elle, Nylon, and American Photo. In 2010 with filmmaker Tony Stone, she co-founded Basilica Hudson, the multidisciplinary arts center supporting the creation, production and presentation of independent and innovative arts and culture while fostering sustainable community, ecology and economy. Basilica welcomes over 40,000 visitors each season to a wide range of music festivals, performances, and large scale market place events, alongside a regular film screenings series, an artist in residency program, and other community gatherings.
H0L0 – is a Ridgewood Queens based music and performance venue devoted to outsider communities of creative practice. H0L0 was founded in July of 2017 by Sam Hillmer, Marco Boggio-Sella, and Craig Kalpakjian.
THE ART EMERGENCE IN UPSTATE NY PT. 1 – W/ COHOST MELISSA AUF DER MAUR
March 8: Part 1 takes a deep dive into Basilica Hudson’s history and evolution in the arts, organizing, green energy and creative economy. Plus Melissa’s stories as a Canadian rock artist and what, after traveling the world, led her to lay down roots in Hudson, NY.
THE ART EMERGENCE IN UPSTATE NY PT. 2 – W/ COHOST MELISSA AUF DER MAUR
March 15: Sam and Melissa talk to co-founders Galen Joseph-Hunter and Tom Roe of Acra, NY’s Wave Farm about transmission and experimentation on air!
THE ART EMERGENCE IN UPSTATE NY PT. 3 – W/ COHOST MELISSA AUF DER MAUR
March 22: Sam and Melissa welcome Elena Siyanko of the stunning PS21 of Chatham, NY along with board chair Marian Karaupskopf, to dig deeper on public space, socialism, and performance.
THE ART EMERGENCE IN UPSTATE NY PT. 4 – W/ COHOST MELISSA AUF DER MAUR
March 29: Sam and Melissa speak with leadership from three emerging arts organizations in the City of Hudson: The Tenth Magazine, Hudson Eye, and The Hudson Art Fair. Hudson as Place of Assembly… Find out about that!
ON YOUTUBE – Live stream Mondays at 9:30PM EST + archived episode
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We’ve launched a Patreon!
After turning 10 in 2020, we’re embarking on another decade of transformation. We have big plans, but need enthusiastic supporters to make it happen. That’s where you come in.
We want to engage with our audience in a new, more personal way to create a robust dialogue. When you join our Patreon — an innovative sustaining monthly membership platform — you’ll get first access to Basilica Conversation Series podcast episodes, exclusive playlists, early access to tickets, exclusive feedback discussions and more. You’ll be joining a community who is passionate about keeping arts organizations open and helping Basilica grow into a new era.
Like so many other nonprofits and independent venues, the pandemic hit us hard. Our programs and general operations rely almost entirely on the revenue from ticket sales at large-scale public events. With these events still on hold, we count on community support to keep our free online, off-site and outdoor programming sustainable.
While we strategize these programs, we want to shape the future with you: what can Basilica be to you in the next decade?
Your creative contributions will inspire us, and your financial support will allow us to offer FREE programs, reimagine what we can be for the people we serve, reopen our doors when we are able to gather again.
Become a Member of the Basilica Hudson Team
Basilica Hudson Co-Founder and Director Melissa Auf der Maur wants to start a dialogue with YOU:
“I not only need your help, I also want to do this with you. Basilica is a project that has defined and dramatically changed my life. I went from being on stage and relying on others to give me a place for my voice, to being the one with a place to offer other’s voices. And that has changed me; this decade in the factory and the City of Hudson has transformed me.”
2020 changed all of us. In 2021, we can change the world we live in.
I want to work together to be the change we want to see.
I have never really used social media, but this is a different kind of engagement. Excited to share this project of a lifetime with people who are really invested.”
Melissa Auf der Maur, Basilica Hudson Co-Founder and Director
If you can’t become a patron right now, we also accept donations year-round online.
DRONE AT HOME RETURNS
Basilica Hudson and Wave Farm’s WGXC-FM Present:
DRONE AT HOME BROADCAST
In Celebration of 10 years of Basilica Hudson and Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM
April 24 Noon- April 25 Noon
Streamed live on Wave Farm’s Standing Wave Radio (wavefarm.org/listen) and Broadcast Live on WGXC 90.7-FM in NY’s Upper Hudson Valley (April 24, noon – April 25, 6 a.m.)
MAY THE DRONE GO ON
For the past 7 years, 24-HOUR DRONE presented with Le Guess Who? has kicked Basilica Hudson’s season into bloom, as a sacred wake-up call for the building in her winter hibernation. With all large gatherings still postponed due to COVID-19, this year we will bring it to the airwaves in collaboration with Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM Radio for Open Ears.
An all-encompassing, immersive event, 24-HOUR DRONE, a Basilica signature event which captures the ethos of the organization’s commitment innovate arts and culture, features musicians and sound artists experimenting with sustained tones, creating a full twenty-four hours of unbroken sound, and invites attendees to escape the tight hands of time in a long-form, endurance homage to sound. 2021 marks the seventh iteration of 24-HOUR DRONE, and also celebrates Basilica’s (2020) and WGXC’s (2021) ten-year anniversary seasons.
In 2021, in recognition of 10 years of Basilica Hudson and WGXC 90.7-FM, and in honor of our experimental sound community, we are committed to bring the DRONE. Both organizations, Basilica and Wave Farm, will each invite five sound artists to contribute a 60-minute performance. Assembled, this newly commissioned 10-hour drone program will be the featured content for DRONE AT HOME 2021. Highlights from past 24-HOUR DRONE event archives will flesh out the rest of the 24-hour program.
May the sound be our solace during our communal isolation.
ABOUT WAVE FARM and WGXC 90.7-FM
Wave Farm is a non-profit arts organization driven by experimentation with broadcast media and the airwaves. A pioneer of the Transmission Arts genre, Wave Farm programs provide access to transmission technologies and support artists and organizations that engage with media as an art form. Wave Farm Radio encompasses many radio streams available at wavefarm.org/listen and the Wave Farm Radio App, including WGXC 90.7-FM: Radio for Open Ears, a full-power, non-commercial, listener-supported station in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley operating out of studios in Hudson and the Wave Farm Study Center in Acra. https://wavefarm.org/
Basilica Back Gallery Artist in Residence Series: Erika deVries
On display at Basilica Hudson February – April
ALL EVENINGS | FREE
A neon installation that calls for healing and allows space-holding for one’s self & for all by Erika deVries: “I ask you to be bold in your tenderness and caretaking of where it hurts.”
Erika deVries is a mother, artist, teacher, fairy tale reader, teller and believer based in Saugerties, New York. Her works, rendered in neon, are handwritten transcriptions dictated to her children and family members which crystallize the moments when language and meaning coalesce.(more…)
2020 in Basilica Green
Season 10: Year in Review
Since 2010, sustainability and climate resiliency have been at the core of Basilica Hudson’s mission, starting when co-founders Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone reclaimed Basilica’s raw industrial space on the Hudson River and turned it into a solar-powered cultural destination.(more…)
2020 in Film
Season 10: Year in Review
A message from our Co-Founder and Director: “‘Since our founding in 2010, Basilica Hudson has been committed to bringing independent and innovative film to Hudson, NY’s waterfront. The power and magic of a shared viewing experience on the big screen is at the heart of our mission.’ That was always part of my introduction to our film screenings in our North Hall.
The word ‘screen’ means something very different during a pandemic when many of our lives have shifted to isolation, where human connection has primarily happened through screens.(more…)