March 8

Co-Hosted by Sam Hillmer and Basilica Hudson Co-Founder/Director
Melissa Auf Der Maur

Basilica Hudson is partnering 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 on venues, spaces and the arts in the Hudson Valley, beginning with an episode focused on Basilica Hudson.

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.  

Melissa Auf der Maur is Co-Founder and Director of Basilica Hudson. 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 short film. 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, a multidisciplinary nonprofit arts center housed in a reclaimed industrial factory in Hudson, NY. Basilica Hudson welcomes over 40,000 visitors each season to a range of music festivals and performances alongside a regular film screenings series, art exhibitions, large marketplace events and other community gatherings. She was born in Montreal, Canada and raised with a fine arts education, focusing on music and photography.


ON YOUTUBE – Live stream Mondays at 9:30PM EST + archived episode

ON TWITCH – Live stream Mondays at 9:30PM EST

ON 8 BALL RADIO – Live stream Mondays at 9:30PM EST

ON MIXCLOUD – Archived episodes

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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