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/