DRONE AT HOME 2021
Presented by Basilica Hudson and Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM
In Celebration of 10 years of Basilica Hudson and Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM
April 24 Noon- April 25 Noon
MAY THE DRONE GO ON
For the past 7 years, 24-HOUR DRONE presented with Le Guess Who? has kicked off Basilica Hudson’s season into bloom, as a sacred wake-up call for the building in her winter hibernation. With our indoor space still closed to the public due to COVID-19, this year we will bring DRONE to the airwaves in collaboration with Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM Radio for Open Ears.
Basilica Hudson and Wave Farm have each invited five artists/collectives to contribute a 60-minute performance. Assembled, this newly commissioned 10-hour drone program will be the featured content for DRONE AT HOME 2021 in several formats:
– 10-hour Audio/Visual tv-like livestream on Twitch/Basilica Hudson’s website
– 18-hour Radio Broadcast via WGXC 90.7-FM in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley
– 24-hour audio livestream on Wave Farm’s Standing Wave Radio (wavefarm.org/listen)
Highlights from past 24-HOUR DRONE event archives will flesh out the rest of the 24-hour online broadcast.
May the sound be our solace during our communal isolation.
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
ABOUT 24-HOUR DRONE
An immersive event and all-encompassing experience, 24-HOUR DRONE is a roving, international series presented by Basilica Hudson and Le Guess Who?, featuring musicians and sound artists experimenting within the spectrum of drone to create 24 hours of unbroken, uninterrupted sound. An event that embodies Basilica Hudson at its most experimental and experiential, pushing the boundaries of what a communal, conceptual experience can be.
Through this expanded programming, 24-HOUR DRONE strives to break down barriers across borders, offering an opportunity to connect diverse musical communities and traditions, offering a localized snapshot of DRONE within the larger context of universal sound. 24-HOUR DRONE’s immersive and meditative nature emphasizes communion. This is a shared experience devoted to unifying players and listeners alike.
“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. Explore. Experiment. Exchange.“
– Melissa Auf der Maur, 24-HOUR DRONE Co-Founder / Co-Founder and Director, Basilica Hudson
“Attendees will leave with a new sense of consciousness, free to be different people and lead new lives.“
– Bob van Heur, 24-HOUR DRONE Co-Founder / Le Guess Who? Festival Founder
24-HOUR DRONE HISTORY
The idea for 24-HOUR DRONE was sparked years ago during a late-night New Years Eve conversation in Hudson, New York between Basilica Hudson co-founders Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone and their Dutch houseguest, Le Guess Who? music festival organizer Bob van Heur. On that cold winter night, they gazed at the 1880s industrial factory from their balcony, and it called to them: “24 hours of sound please!” The drone dream was the eventual owners’ first impression of and first intention with the building, where they begin their art and community programs in 2010. In 2014 the dream was realized, and 24-HOUR DRONE was born.
The first 24-HOUR DRONE was held in tandem with the Le Guess Who? festival in Utrecht, Netherlands in November of 2014, and featured William Basinski, Stephen O’Malley, Emptyset, Tim Hecker, Steve Hauschildt, Raime, Dirk Serries, Julianna Barwick, Carla Bozulich and John Eichenseer, and more.
24-HOUR DRONE arrived stateside the following April and opened Basilica Hudson’s 2015 season. Artists to have performed at Basilica’s 24-HOUR DRONE include Prurient, SUUNS, Veena Chandra, Roddy Bottum, Lee Ranaldo, Brian Chase & Yonatan Gat, Big | Brave, Jessica Moss, Bobby Previte, Patrick Higgins, Arone Dyer, Greg Fox, Lea Bertucci, Randy Gibson and more.
Past Supporters & Partners
Second Ward Foundation // New Albion Records // The Collaborative // Zone 6 Management // // BSP Kingston // Output Agency // Lumberyard / Canada Resonance Agency // Islington Mill Public Access TV // Music Box Village // Automatic Aleatoric // Music on the Rebound and Pauline Oliveros Trust // Notice Recordings // Live From Quarantine // Corrector Records // Dustbunny // The Lot Radio // Sayler/Morris // all DRONER DONORS