Friday, September 18 – Sunday, September 20 2020

Basilica Hudson and The Creative Independent present

A Weekend of Music + Art

See past Basilica SoundScape lineups

Read our full Basilica SoundScape 2019 recap

“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.”
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


Basilica SoundScape, a carefully curated weekend that’s been called “the anti­festival” for offering of a thoughtful mix of music, visual art, and literature, is presented by The Creative Independent’s Brandon Stosuy and Basilica Hudson co-founders Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone. SoundScape 2019 will also feature the talents of guest collaborators including author Jenn Pelly and head of Sacred Bones Records Caleb Braaten.

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

IMAGE CREDITS: Gang Gang Dance, Hank Woods & The Hammerheads, FlucT, Miho Hatori, Hanif Abdurraqib, Eileen Myles, Morgan Parker, Marianne Vitale, DIIV, Usnea – all images by Samantha Marble