A Message From Basilica Hudson About COVID-19

As you will imagine, we at Basilica have been closely monitoring developments and updates around the spread of COVID-19. As a space for bringing people together, the safety and wellbeing of both our local and global communities are always at the forefront of our decision-making.…

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2019 in Community + Green

Season 9: Year in Review

From The Hudson River School Painters to the green pioneers of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, the Hudson Valley has long been an important beacon of cultural and modern day environmental movements. The legacy of our region drives and inspires Basilica, and serving and responding to the place that we live has been at the heart of our mission since we launched our reclaimed industrial art factory back in 2010.…

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2019 in Music

Season 9: Year in Review

Our ninth season saw music return to every corner of our reclaimed art factory on the river, with new friendships and partnerships welcoming all genres of musical innovation to the stage. Our Back Gallery residents experimented with live music, our walls rang with contemporary classical, 24-HOUR DRONE continued its international journey, and our annual festivals – Basilica SoundScape and 24-HOUR DRONE – both honored and celebrated sound in all its forms.…

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2019 YEAR IN REVIEW

From documentary to drag, and from painting to performance art, our supporters and partners helped us keep the doors open, the films rolling and the music playing for our ninth season of programming. With 2019 drawing to a close, we’re taking a look back over the independent voices that rang through our reclaimed industrial solar factory walls this season.…

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A letter from Director Melissa Auf der Maur

With 2020 around the corner, it is time for transformation,
Starting with me meditating inside Montreal video art…

Hudson Greetings!

In 2020 Basilica Hudson turns 10.

Thank you for staying in tune with our solar-powered reclaimed industrial factory dream. Since our launch in 2010, so much has changed, both locally and globally.…

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ARCTIC DRONE RECAP

October 19 – 20

// Fosshotel Husavik, Iceland // 

Curated by Melissa Auf Der Maur, Nathan Larson and Bardi Johannsson
In collaboration with LUMEN PROJECT and LE GUESS WHO?

“Collaborative, respectful, observational. It’s so beautiful to see that, wherever we take DRONE, it always feels the same and that it always creates an environment of deep listening and deep collaboration.”

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BASILICA SOUNDSCAPE 2019 RECAP

Highlights

September 13 – 15, 2019

Let other music festivals have their haute-hippie selfies and front-to-back rock-album recitals. Basilica SoundScape can now lay claim to its very own poet trolley—an antique trolley car retrofitted to host readings, a new addition to this upstate arts summit.

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Melissa Auf der Maur’s love letter to Moor Mother

I first saw Camae Ayewa perform as Moor Mother when Brandon Stosuy invited her to play our 2017 festival Basilica SoundScape. Watching her set, I was shocked and activated. I turned to my friend and tried to explain my mind’s attempt to make sense of what I was watching:

“Moor Mother is like Courtney Love merged with H.R.

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Look for more events in the future!