Far from a typical music festival, Basilica SoundScape, co-presented with The Creative Independent, features live concert performances, conceptual sound performances, author readings, art installations, curated local vendors and artisans, on-site activities and more, creating an immersive, innovative weekend of art, music and culture. Basilica SoundScape features a lineup of some of the most innovative and genre-pushing musicians, visual artists and writers working today, with unique collaborations across disciplines.
Previous artists to have played Basilica SoundScape include John Maus / FlucT / Zsela / Grouper / Hanif Abdurraqib / Low/ M Lamar / Haxan Cloak x Nick Zinner / Lightning Bolt / Stephen O’Malley’s Un Vide Dans Le Ciel / Gang Gang Dance / Richard Hell / Julianna Barwick Swans / Tim Hecker / Deafheaven / White Lung / Julia Holter / Thor Harris / Jenny Hval / Dorothea Lasky / Ariana Reines / Perfume Genius / Hilton Als / Wolves in the Throne Room / Angel Olsen / Explosions in the Sky / The Body / Bell Witch / Deradoorian / Mary Lattimore / Amber Tamblyn / Emel Mathlouthi / Jlin / Moor Mother / serpentwithfeet / Eileen Myles / Morgan Parker / Marianne Vitale
“The absence of long lines, corporate sponsorships, and flower crowns have made [Basilica SoundScape] a banner weekend for adventurous listeners, and the program, as usual, is stunning.”The New Yorker
“Soundscape is certainly unlike most festivals, emphasizing strong live sound, broad genre representation, and a legitimately diverse lineup; there just aren’t many other settings where an unusual post-punk/electronic band like Boy Harsher can capture a sizable audience at a headlining time. By asking audiences to pay close attention to heady, drawn-out, sometimes abrasive performances, Soundscape challenges the notion that festivals exist more for partying or networking than serious artistic experiences.”Brooklyn Vegan
“It was a wild, exhilarating place to read my work. I would’ve expected it to be hard to get a music audience to focus on words but it was all pure energy, the space great and flowing, the overlap of that act to mine and the next created this really unique attention to sound that I was so glad to be a part of.”Eileen Myles
“SoundScape, for me, feels honest, useful, communal, and real. It’s more a show than a festival. It’s more a family gathering than a show…Basilica Soundscape is, without a doubt, also the most fulfilling curatorial project of my life.”Brandon Stosuy, Basilica SoundScape Co-Curator and Co-Founder of The Creative Independent
Past Supporters & Partners
Market New York // Red Bull // Consulate General of Iceland // Kickstarter // Poets & Writers // Savi // Sacred Bones Records // River Valley Arts Collective // Triptych // Pitchfork // The Collaborative // Bread Alone // Cottage Treasures // Sloop Brewing // Trapp Brewing // King’s Highway Fine Cider // H0l0 // PS21