BASILICA FARM & FLEA
In collaboration with Hudson River Exchange
Thanksgiving Weekend, November 27-29
Fri. November 27, 2-5 PM | Basilica Farm & Flea Kick-Off + Sales
Fri. November 27, 5-9 PM | Black Friday Soirée with Cocktails + Sales
Sat. November 28 – Sun. November 29, 10 AM – 6 PM | Basilica Farm & Flea Market
This Thanksgiving, the wildly successful Basilica Farm & Flea – the marketplace held at Basilica Hudson – returns on November 27 – 29! Created as an alternative to “Black Friday” culture, the annual market brings together a collection of quality products presented by a diverse group of about 125 regional makers, farmers, chefs and vintage collectors to promote the talents and resources within our community.
BASILICA SOUNDSCAPE 2015
For Basilica SoundScape 2016 please click here.
In association with Pitchfork & Leg Up Management
A weekend of music + art on September 11-13
For the fourth straight year, Basilica Hudson’s Founders and Creative Directors Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone are working in collaboration with Pitchfork Managing Editor Brandon Stosuy and Brian DeRan of Leg Up Management to program Basilica SoundScape, a carefully curated weekend that’s been called “the antifestival” by various publications for offering of a thoughtful mix of music, visual art, and literature.
GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR
A precursor to Basilica Soundscape
Tuesday, September 8 at 8 PM
$20 TICKETS ONLINE // $25 AT DOOR
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE AT DOOR FOR TONIGHT!
BUYERS ENJOY DISCOUNTED $60 SOUNDSCAPE WEEKEND PASS
In a precursor to Basilica Soundscape on September 11 – 13, Godspeed You! Black Emperor will perform a special warm-up show on the heels of their new album Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress. (more…)
BASILICA SCREENINGS: AUGUST 2015
Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads by Spike Lee
Dune versus Dune
Heaven Knows What by Josh + Benny Safdie
The Wolfpack by Crystal Moselle
Basilica Screenings is a film series that presents an array of works from new and repertory narrative features, documentaries, experimental films, to video and media art, as well as guest curated programs, often with filmmakers and special guests in attendance for a discussion following the screenings. Programmed by Basilica Hudson’s film curator Aily Nash, and creative directors Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone. (more…)
MUSIC FROM HIGH PEAKS 2016
presented by the Catskill High Peaks Festival
FRIDAY, AUGUST 14 at 8 PM
TICKETS: $20 in advance / $25 at door / $10 students
On Friday, August 14 at 8 PM, the Catskill High Peaks Festival presents Music from High Peaks, featuring Catskill High Peaks Festival’s renowned faculty and international rising young artists playing chamber music in Basilica’s North Hall.
Filling the Basilica’s resonant space with an exuberant display of virtuosity and talent, the program will feature both chamber and orchestral music, including a rare cello chorus playing Julius Klengel’s Hymnus for 12 Cellos. Other musical selections will include works by Arvo Pärt, Villa-Lobos, Grieg, Bach Brandenburg Concerto, Dvorak, Mozart and more.
Hear Julius Klengel’s Hymnus for 12 Cellos, which will be included in the program:
A program of Close Encounters With Music, the Catskill High Peaks Festival is a teaching and performance summer festival in the Northern Catskills that combines a residency program for 50 hand-picked emerging artists from around the world with evenings of classical music concerts for the public. Now in its 6th season, the Catskill High Peaks Festival has performed throughout the Hudson Valley-Berkshire region — at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, in the orchard at Olana, at historic Clermont, at the Doctorow PAC in Hunter and the Orpheum Theater in Tannersville, NY.
For more information, please visit www.catskillhighpeaksmusic.org.
PSYCHIC GREEN TRAILER
a Historic Marker / Installation by Alan Danielson
curated by Daniel Peterson
The Former Hudson Handling Trailer, turned PSYCHIC GREEN TRAILER.
Tony Stone, Co-Founder of Basilica Hudson, preserved the former Hudson Handling trailer on Basilica’s property as a relic of Hudson’s industrial past. The trailer has evolved into a location for a site-specific artist-in-residency project, directly informing the work made during time spent inside the trailer.
Alan Danielson noticed the trailer while visiting Basilica for an exhibition featuring work by his friend Daniel Peterson in 2014. Without knowing or speaking to Tony, Alan picked up on the ideas brewing for the location. Proposals were made. Hands were shook on location at sunset. Psychic Green Trailer begins here.
Playing off of roadside attractions and reconstructed historical landmarks meant to display evidence of important past events as if the figure has just vanished (e.g., Thomas Edison’s desk), the objects in the Psychic Green Trailer have been re-contextualized as artifacts from a future or parallel dimension that create a fictitious and contradictory history. These alternate and intersecting narratives question the reliability of how we write, present, and interpret history as well as how we conceive possible futures in present time.
The reinterpretation of the history of the trailer and its contents punctures expectations of the present and collapses time (past, present, and future). Time is displaced, yet an instructional language establishes itself, providing a temporal continuum that resists interpretation as a linear narrative. The project pivots between magic and belief and tries to imagine a past and future that never occurred.
DETAILS FOR OUR DRONE DEVOTEES!
Schedule & Set Times | Screenings | Lincoln | Feast Menus | Drone Packing List | How to Get to Hudson?
We are absolutely BUZZIN about tomorrow. And wanted to give you a bit more information to ensure you have THE BEST TIME POSSIBLE. Venue and assorted bits follow below:
LISTEN EAT DRINK LISTEN SLEEP LISTEN EAT LISTEN DRINK LISTEN SLEEP
2:30 pm Doors open
3:00 pm Harmonic Frost
4:15 pm C. Lavender & Adriane Schramm
5:15 pm Slow Collins
5:45 pm Alex Turnquist
6:45 pm Randy Gibson – Intoning The Starfield Symmetry
8:00 pm Lea Bertucci
8:45 pm Lincoln Procession interlude
9:00 pm Bobby Previte – A Lincoln Portrait
9:45 pm Patrick Higgins
10:45 pm SUUNS
11:45 pm Jessica Moss
12:15 am Prurient
12:45 am Greg Fox
1:45 am Brian Dewan
2:30 am Ultraam
3:15 am Evildroners w/Representative I
4:00 am Saviour Self
5:00 am Peter Aaron
6:00 am Charles W.
7:00 am Saviturn
8:15 am Gong Immersion with Hariprakash & Theresa Widmann
9:00 am Eric Fraser & Ehren Hanson
10:00 am Rob Caldwell
11:00 am PROPHETA
12:00 pm Eliot Kessel
1:00 pm Seth Chrisman & Nathan McLaughlin
2:00 pm Arone Dyer DRONECHOIR
North Hall screening room by Second Ward open from sunset onwards with all-female video program featuring work by Leslie Thornton, Carolee Scheemann, Laura Steele, Diana Thater and Rivane Neuenschwander.
Re-visit Lincoln History
Lincoln reenactment happens OUTSIDE ONLY at 8:45 PM Saturday, followed by Bobby Previte’s “Lincoln Portrait” INSIDE Basilica, as part of DRONE program.
Limited tickets will be available at the door for $20 starting at 2:30 pm. Doors and bar open at 2:30 pm.
Food & Drink
Bar is open from 2:30 pm until 2am and will serve beer, wine, sake, water, and tea.
Spring Feast Kick Off Dinner will be served by Alimentary Kitchen from 5 – 9 pm Saturday. The menu is as follows:
Lamb Neck Sticky Rice Bowl
Tempura Spring Root Salad
Chai & Tea.
Late-nite bar snacks served by Taste of India from 9pm until wee Sunday hours.
Sunday Brunch will be served by Alimentary Kitchen from 10am to 1pm Sunday. Menu as follows:
Broth. Hand Cut Noodle. Soft Egg. Greens. Pickle
Eggs. Papas Bravas. Leek. Mascarpone. Harissa.
Tea & Coffee
PREPARE FOR CHILLY WEATHER. Although it’s spring, it’s been cold the last few days and the nights still feel wintry. We suggest giant scarves, fingerless gloves, hats for nighttime, wool sweaters and layers, layers, LAYERS!
We will have limited cushiony spots for seating, so we STRONGLY ENCOURAGE you to bring camping pads, sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, and yoga mats. But please, ABSOLUTELY NO TENTS!
CASH STRONGLY PREFERRED. We do not have an ATM on site, but there is one at the Hudson Amtrak station, open 5AM – 11PM every day.
Children & Families
PARENTS: due to loud frequencies, the late-night, meditative nature of this event, and the adult content of our videos, please use common sense as to whether this event is appropriate for your children.
Children 12 and under are free. Children 12 and over are regular price.
FAMILIES and ANY NON-DRONERS WELCOME TO COME TO EARLY DINNER & MORNING BRUNCH! No concert ticket needed.
We are located at 110 S. Front Street, Hudson, NY. If you are arriving via train, simply walk a block or so to Basilica from the Amtrak station towards the gigantic factory. If you’re driving from 9G and using Googlemaps, it will route you a weird back way through an industrial park– DON’T FOLLOW! Please reroute your GPS to arrive via South Front Street. Basilica parking attendants will direct you to our lot adjacent to the train tracks, past our building. THERE IS NO PARKING ASIDE FROM DISABLED ON BASILICA GROUNDS. VIOLATORS WILL BE TICKETED.
WHEW! Now that we got all that intense stuff out of the way, we can all TURN ON, TUNE IN, and DRONE THE F-OUT!
Looking forward to seeing you on the DRONE FLOOR.
2014 IN MUSIC
Season Four: Year In Review
In a rare off-season winter event early in the year, we convened for Nous: A Musical Rite (“Luring with Sound, but Aiming For Something Deeper” – The New York Times). Summer began with a double bill: Baltimore-based experimental rock band Horse Lords, and a debut Hudson performance from Berlin-based electronic artist Lucrecia Dalt with local favorites Palm. Our very own Freak Flag Day goth club returned with Shannon F at its helm and a few special guests to boot. We forayed into new musical territory with our launch of the 24-Hour Dronefest at the Le Guess Who? festival in the Netherlands. AND, the ultimate highlight of our year: the fourth annual Basilica SoundScape provided a sold out audience with a tightly crafted lineup of music, art, and community events. (more…)
2014 IN ART
Season Four: Year In Review
We expanded our visual art programming this year. World renowned artist, Sterling Ruby, collaborated with us for Basilica SoundScape and created a backdrop for the stage in acid reds, yellows, and deep black which snaked up our factory walls. We also partnered with visiting galleries such as Zach Feuer of Retrospective Gallery and James Fuentes Gallery, and launched a long-dreamed-of exhibition of whale bones by Maine-based brothers, Frank and Dan DenDanto. In the shadows leading up to our annual Basilica SoundScape weekend of music and art, artist Kelie Bowman (pictured above!) of Cinders Gallery painted a large-scale mural, assisted by a team of able volunteers. Jim Krewson’s notable EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH portrait of Marina Abramovic was a hit over the weekend as well. And, thanks to the New England Foundation for the Arts, we were fortunate to kick off the season with a project close to our hearts: ECLIPSE, a work by choreographer Jonah Bokaer and avant-garde visual artist Anthony McCall.
‘TIS THE SEASON
Wow. We did it.
Wow. We did it.
We managed to squeeze a ton of great art, culture, manual labor and collective intentions into a big old dusty factory… again, for the fourth year. Thanks to all of you in our tight little steam engine factory, who have been around long or short, many projects or one — you all made this possible. Feelings of hope and true community is not just a dream at the Basilica. Big dreams, in the little city!
With the steadfast growth of our annual events, overwhelming positive response from those involved in our events and our expanding audience, we have total faith that Basilica now has a sustainable gust of wind in her sails. This achievement reflects it’s true DIY foundation, a commitment to avant guarde, boundry pushing arts AND a genuine desire to bring life into this epic building, in this unique and historic riverfront city. Still so much work to be done, but safe to say, we are on our way…
By coming through these doors in various ways, you have made this public space what it yearns to be, THANK YOU.
Now for some downtime adventures for all. Enjoy the quiet winter Holy Daze, may it be filled with family, rest, good health, spirits and some good Hudson Valley food! HAPPY NEW YEAR – look forward to seeing you back at the Basilica.
STAY TUNED FOR FULL 2014 IN REVIEW COMING TOP OF THE NEW YEAR…
AND PLEASE SAVE THE DATES FOR OUR UPCOMING 2015 SEASON
RAMP FEST – May 2
FREAK FLAG DAY PARTY – June 13
BASILICA SOUNDSCAPE – September 11 & 12
BASILICASCOPE – September 18 & 19
BASILICA FARM & FLEA – November 27 – 29
Any donation $200 or above : “GET YOUR NAME ON A CHAIR” in our North Hall screening room. We’d like to thank the Columbia County Council on the Arts for their support, allowing contributors to make tax deductible donations.
Melissa, Tony and the whole team at Basilica Hudson!