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24-HOUR DRONE: EXPERIMENTS IN SOUND AND MUSIC (2015)

in collaboration with Le Guess Who?
$15 Early Bird Tickets ($20 at door)
Saturday April 25, 3 PM – Sunday, April 26, 3 PM

Please note: for our 2016 edition of 24-HOUR DRONE, please click here.

dronev4webSay HELLO to our fifth season with the first annual 24-HOUR DRONE: Experiments in Sound and Music, an adventurous collaboration with the Le Guess Who? festival in Utrecht, Netherlands. An immersive event and all-encompassing experience, 24-HOUR DRONE features musicians from the region and beyond experimenting in electronic, psychedelic, classical, non-western and instrumental drone music for a full 24 hours of low-frequency fun, set in-the-round in Basilica’s Main Hall.

The event  will be a fully immersive experience in-the-round with no stage. The circular arrangement is based off of the concept of a “tonal clock,” a visual representation of the chromatic scale, and the harmonic sacred geometry that ancient Greek mathematician Pythagoras helped develop.

Admission allows attendees to come and go as they please, but those who make the commitment to this endurance, long-duration work will be rewarded with the intangible feeling of meditative contentment, pure bliss, and communal collaboration.

The talented roster include the following performers, with more to be announced:

  • Prurient, one of the most well-known and influential names in noise music.

  • SUUNS, Montreal-based futurists

  • Bobby Previte, a legendary percussionist and exceptional composer/orchestrator in the thriving jazz and experimental music scene

  • Patrick Higgins, of ZS, polyglot NYC composer and out-of-the-box classical guitarist

  • Arone Dyer, of musical duo Buke and Gase

  • Randy Gibson, a minimalist composer/performer who creates enveloping and ritualistic works in Just Intonation

  • Eric Fraser, an emerging exponent of a rare style of North Indian classical bansuri flute playing known for its purity and antiquity

  • Brian Dewan, of Dewanatron; inventor, composer and local renaissance man

  • Eliot Kessel, co-collaborator of sister and fellow musician Lia Ices, an extraordinaire of production and composition

  • Slow Collins, the psych mayhem union of Alexander Turnquist and John Rosenthal

  • Lea Bertucci, interdisciplinary artist/composer/improviser and bass clarinetist who is also an artist-in-residence at Issue Project Room

  • Greg Fox (Guardian Alien, Liturgy; drummer extraordinaire)

  • Jessica Moss (Montreal-based violinist and visual artist best known as a member of Silver Mount Zion)

Adding depth and diversity to the lineup will be local favorites C. Lavender (sound artist and healer), a Sunday morning gong bath with Hariprakash & Theresa Widmann, John Rosenthal (bassist/composer and manager of Second Ward Foundation), Alexander Turnquist (accomplished 12-string guitarist and composer), Ultraam (improvising psychedelic noise rock/jazz band), Logan Visscher (noise/experimentalist of World Lines), Harmonic Frost (Troy-based drone/ambient musician), sound artists Seth Chrisman and Nathan McLaughlin, Evildroners which is comprised of Hudson icons Melissa Auf Der Maur (Hole, Smashing Pumpkins), Dan Seward (Dan Bunny, Bunnybrains of Warren Streets’ The Record Shoppe), and C. Lavender joined by Shannon F.), Peter Aaron (front man of blues punk legends the Chrome Cranks and one half of the Peter Aaron/Brian Chase Duo), and Saviturn (Tibetan sound bowls and participatory vocalizations).
This is 24-HOUR DRONE’s first installment stateside, with plans to hold it annually in the U.S. and Europe, after the idea was sparked during a late-night New Years conversation in 2007 between Basilica co-founder Melissa Auf der Maur and festival organizer Bob van Heur. The first 24-HOUR DRONE was held in tandem with the Le Guess Who? festival in November of 2014.

24-HOUR DRONE occurs in conjunction with a re-creation of what happened when Lincoln’s funeral train stopped in Hudson on April 25, 1865. Organized by local historian Carole Osterink, at 8:45 PM, a reenactment will set forth from the outdoor grounds of Basilica, cross over the train tracks, and honor Lincoln’s passing with a dirge sung by women dressed all in white. Timed to coincide with the very hour of Lincoln’s funeral train arrival 150 years ago, the original event was described by the train commander as “one of the weirdest ever witnessed.” Afterwards, Bobby Previte will conduct an ensemble of Hudson Valley musicians at Basilica, in his re-imagination of Aaron Copland’s masterpiece, Lincoln Portrait, narrated by Brian Dewan.

Basilica will present video work from Second Ward Foundation’s permanent video art collection in the North Hall on Sunday in tandem with 24-HOUR DRONE. Special thanks to John Rosenthal and Second Ward Foundation for collaborating and supporting the event.

In collaboration with Wave Farm, 24-HOUR DRONE will be streamed online in its entirety, with selected hours broadcast on Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM radio station in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley.

There will be a spring kick-off feast with dinner for sale on Saturday evening and brunch for sale on Sunday morning prepared by Basilica’s most beloved chef, Nicole LoBue of Alimentary Kitchen. The feast is open to the public with food available for purchase; no concert entry ticket is needed. Kids, families, parents, and any non-droners are welcome.

During the event, a cash bar will be open on Saturday night for event goers. Late at night, Hudson’s own Taste of India Food Truck will be at Basilica to fuel the wee hours.

Because Basilica is a unique industrial setting with limited seating, organizers recommend that drone attendees bring camping pads, yoga mats and/or pillows; sleeping bags/blankets, comfortable clothes, bottles for refill at Basilica’s water fountain, and endurance-enhancing snacks.

BASILICA MUSIC FESTIVAL COMING SOON!

August 10-11 FINAL DETAILS ANNOUNCED!

In association with Pitchfork
In conjunction with the Hudson Music Fest

FRIDAY AUGUST 10 –
PITCHFORK’S SHOW NO MERCY presents…
METAL MACHINE MUSIC: SOLO NOISE ARTISTS AND THEIR MACHINES
w/ LITURGY, MICK BARR, C. LAVENDER and BRIAN DEWAN
featuring very special guest KRIS PERRY’S MACHINES
plus RAINBOW IN THE DARK DJS, From NYC’s monthly party for gay men, Metalheads and Satanists (featuring special guest DJ Robin Corolan of Tri Angle Records)

SATURDAY AUGUST 11
GLEAM HOUSE / LEG UP MANAGEMENT present…
BLAZER S.S.
Heavy Dub, Roots, Ragga and Dancehall afternoon chill zone.
NEIDAN! A day designed to cultivate immersion in the visual and musical vanguard
Featuring GANG GANG DANCE, PRINCE RAMA, THE PSYCHIC PARAMOUNT, HIRO KONE, AND BLANKO & NOIRY

plus…
“SUGGESTED DESTINATION” ART EXHIBIT
Visually exploring the notion of how we chose where we live, with sculptures and paintings by WILLIAM STONE, PIA DEHNE, JIM KREWSON, TODD JORDAN, SADIE LASKA + MORE

SATURDAY SUNSET CRUISE ADDED!
Explore the Hudson River on a Hudson Boat Cruise – All aboard a really cool floating bar, docked at the Hudson Waterfront Park. The 1 1/2 hour cruise sets sail Saturday at 6pm. After an afternoon of chilling to the dub and dancehall DJ jams of BLAZER SS at the Basilica and in anticipation for Gang Gang Dance later that night, take a cruise with a brew on our historic river. Watch the sun set behind the Catskill Mountains, get up close to Victorian Lighthouses and enjoy the full Hudson experience.-25$ – Cash Bar & Snacks
-Limited availability
To make a reservations email: info@Basilicahudson.com with “Cruise” in the subject line
For more information check out Hudson Cruises

WHERE TO STAY?
Basilica Music Festival Camping:
Meadowgreens Campgrounds
1238 State Route 9H,
Ghent NY 12075

For a full Upstate NY experience, we encourage the greenest and most affordable place to stay – NO CAR NEEDED!
$15 a tent for Friday & Saturday
$20 a tent Thursday through Sunday

  • -Plenty of shade and big trees
  • -Restrooms & Showers on campground
  • -10 minute drive from Hudson: Shuttle Schedule and Taxi deal TBA
  • -Limited availability

To make a reservation email: info@basilicahudson with “camping” in the subject line

Alternative to Camping –
Motels in Catskill, NY – 15 minute drive across the river, affordable.
B&B Hudson, NY – All Walking distance, luxurious and book up fast!

FRIDAY AUGUST 10 – $15
SATURDAY AUGUST 11 – $15
WEEKEND PACKAGE IN ADVANCE – $25

BUY TICKETS HERE

HOW TO GET THERE?
The address of the Basilica Hudson is
110 South Front Street, Hudson, NY 12534.

CAR POOLING is the most affordable way to get to Hudson, NY. It’s a 2 hour drive from NYC, and with 4-5 people to a car and one tank of gas, you are here cheap and fast! Don’t have a car? Sign up for Zip Car.

TRAIN is the funnest way to travel to Hudson, NY. It’s 2 hours from Penn Station, train runs along the beautiful river, has a snack car, and the Basilica is conveniently located 100 feet from the Hudson NY Amtrak station – however, the trains sell out quickly and get expensive as availability runs out, so you must book ASAP.

Train tickets are 100% refundable, better to be safe than sorry – Book now!

Reported on Pitchfork
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BASILICA MUSIC FESTIVAL

August 10-11 | METAL MACHINE MUSIC, NEIDAN! w/ GANG GANG DANCE + GUESTS, BLAZER S.S. DUB PARTY + MORE!

Basilica Hudson, Leg Up Management and Pitchfork present…
BASILICA MUSIC FESTIVAL

BASILICA HUDSON creative directors, musician Melissa Auf der Maur and filmmaker Tony Stone are excited to announce the official launch of the BASILICA PRESENTS MUSIC PROGRAM.  We kick things off with the BASILICA MUSIC FESTIVAL, which is in conjunction with the second annual Hudson Music Fest and the long standing Hudson Black Arts & Cultural Festival on the weekend of August 10-11 2012.

FRIDAY AUGUST 10 –
PITCHFORK’S SHOW NO MERCY presents…
METAL MACHINE MUSIC: SOLO NOISE ARTISTS AND THEIR MACHINES
w/ LITURGY, MICK BARR, C. LAVENDER and BRIAN DEWAN
featuring very special guest KRIS PERRY’S MACHINES
plus RAINBOW IN THE DARK DJS

SATURDAY AUGUST 11
GLEAM HOUSE / LEG UP MANAGEMENT present…
BLAZER S.S.
Heavy Dub, Roots, Ragga and Dancehall afternoon chill zone.
NEIDAN! A day designed to cultivate immersion in the visual and musical vanguard
Featuring GANG GANG DANCE, PRINCE RAMA and more TBA
plus…
“SUGGESTED DESTINATION” ART EXHIBIT

Visually exploring the notion of how we chose where we live, with sculptures and paintings by WILLIAM STONE, PIA DEHNE, JIM KREWSON, TODD JORDAN, SADIE LASKA + MORE

FRIDAY AUGUST 10 – $15
SATURDAY AUGUST 11 – $15
WEEKEND PACKAGE IN ADVANCE – $25

BUY TICKETS HERE

Reported on Pitchfork
For updates visit www.basilicamusicfestival.com, Basilica Music Festival’s FACEBOOK page or TWITTER

BASILICA SCREENINGS: JULY

 

Fourth of July: Raucous Caucus, USA | Zulawski’s Possession | Meringue Diplomacy | Marfa Voices + The Donald Judd Oral History Project | Streetwise | Reminiscencias

MAY THRU OCTOBER | $5-10 SLIDING SCALE

BASILICA SCREENINGS is a weekly film series which presents an array of works ranging from new and repertory narrative features, documentaries, experimental films, video and media art, as well as guest curated programs, often with filmmakers and special guests in attendance for a discussion following the screenings.

All films will begin at 8 pm and are $5-10 sliding scale, unless otherwise noted.

BASILICA SCREENINGS: JULY
Thursday, July 5
FOURTH OF JULY: RAUCOUS CAUCUS
MEDIA BURN, Ant Farm: Chip Lord, Doug Michels, Curtis Schrier, Uncle Buddie, 1975, 23 min.
CONVENTION CITY, Ant Farm, 1972, Revisited in 2011/2012 by Chip Lord and Curtis Schreier, 3:47 min.
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Curated by Aily Nash and Benjamin Schultz-Figueroa

CIVIC PRIDE, Brian Dewan, 10 min.
with special performance by Brian Dewan

PARADES, Anna Casper, 2012, 20 min. loop

Thursday, July 12
POSSESSION, Andrzej Zulawski, with Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, 1981, 127 min.

Friday, July 13
MERINGUE DIPLOMACY, Terri Hanlon, 2010, 57 min.
Q&A w/ Terri Hanlon

Sunday, July 15
MARFA VOICES + The Donald Judd Oral History Project
Co-presented with the Judd Foundation and Oral History Summer School 2012
Q&A with Rainer Judd

Thursday, July 19 at 9 PM
STREETWISE, Martin Bell, Mary Ellen Mark, and Cheryl McCall, 1984, 91 min.
Co-presented with Oral History Summer School 2012

Tuesday, July 24
REMINISCENCIAS, Juan Daniel F. Molero, 2010, 85 min.
Q&A with Juan Daniel F. Molero


Thursday, July 5
FORTH OF JULY – RAUCOUS CAUCUS, USA

RAUCOUS CAUCUS, USA is a program of bombastic counter-cultural spectacle and political rhetoric stretched to the extreme. Focusing on the monsters and heroes lurking in the U.S. media landscape, this screening mixes artistic visions of political discourse, featuring Ant Farm, and actual campaign ads from historical presidential elections into a bender of civic excess. Expect a large enough dose of nationalism, jingoism, paranoia, and pyrotechnics to make any 4th of July celebration proud.

MEDIA BURN, Ant Farm: Chip Lord, Doug Michels, Curtis Schrier, Uncle Buddie, 1975, 23 min.
Counter-culture collective, Ant Farm’s legendary performance and video piece MEDIA BURN, literally collides two loaded American cultural icons, the television and the automobile. On July 4, 1975, Ant Farm staged an outlandish media spectacle, a stylized parody of elaborate political publicity stunts, at the Cow Palace Stadium in San Francisco. An artist suited up as an astronaut smashes through a pyramid of blazing television sets in a modified 1959 Cadillac El Dorado, rigged with a video camera.

CONVENTION CITY, Ant Farm, 1972, Revisited in 2011/2012 by Chip Lord and Curtis Schreier, 3:47 min.
It plays in an architectural model as a jumbotron screen, representing a sampling of potential 1976 Convention programming in the Convention City project by Ant Farm, 1972. Currently on display at SFMOMA in the exhibition “The Utopian Impulse: Buckminister Fuller and the Bay Area” until July 29, 2012.

Curated by Aily Nash and Benjamin Schultz-Figueroa

CIVIC PRIDE, Brian Dewan, 10 min.
Brian Dewan presents “Civic Pride” from his impressive I-CAN-SEE filmstrip series. In conjunction with the screening, he will perform songs in the theme of American Presidents.

PARADES, Anna Casper, 2012, 20 min. looped
A selection of parades from the archives of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library, known and unknown, dated between 1920 and 1940.

Special thanks to the FDR Presidential Library and Museum.


Thursday, July 12
POSSESSION
Andrzej Zulawski, with Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, 1981, 127 min.

“POSSESSION plunges into a vertiginous free fall of amour fou, lust, hysteria, and unnameable, uncontainable passion. A perfect match to the destabilizing urges under fresh study in David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method, this is mania without analysis: Consumed by someone somewhere else, young mother Anna (Isabelle Adjani) effectively abandons her husband Mark (Sam Neill) and their boy. Guilty of his own absences, Mark enters a frenzy of desperation and jealousy. He eventually tracks down Anna’s ludicrous lover Heinrich (the late Heinz Bennent), but the finding reveals little about the mutant extravagance behind Anna’s unexplained disappearances, outbursts, and distrait silences. Zulawski stages his expressionistic danse macabre in a bleak West Berlin, shooting the couple’s apartment complex and the underpopulated streets with the exhausted, bright lucidity of an insomniac’s gaze.” – Nicolas Rapold, Artforum


Friday, July 13
MERINGUE DIPLOMACY
Terri Hanlon, 2010, 57 min.

Terri Hanlon will be present for a Q&A after the screening.

MERINGUE DIPLOMACY is a fantasy based on fact inspired by the life of the great chef Antonin Carême. Carême, in addition to many other accomplishments, created an entertainment and culinary environment which helped the diplomat Talleyrand determine the course of post-Napoleonic France. This French culinary history is filtered through a conceptual, romantic, psychedelic ’70′s San Francisco Bay area filter. Without “how to” food shots, Meringue Diplomacy combines classic documentary style, gestural choreography and animation. With Eric Barsness as Carême; Jacques Bekaert as Talleyrand and Carol Clements as Lady Morgan.

MERINGUE DIPLOMACY has a music score directed by David Behrman. The score features the music of Jacques Bekaert, Jon Gibson, Barbara Held, John King, Laetitia Sonami and David Behrman. Choreography is by Carol Clements.

TERRI HANLON’s previous video work has been shown at the New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center, the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, and broadcast on PBS. The New York Times has called her work “accomplished satire.” She is also known for her work in early experimental music videos using computer graphics and for her Iris print portraits, which are in private collections in Thailand, Germany, Spain and the United States.

http://www.themetropolitanmuseumofterri.info/newmeringuepage.html


Sunday, July 15
MARFA VOICES + The Donald Judd Oral History Project
Rainer Judd, 2010, 25 min.
Doors at 7:30 | Film at 8:00 | Reception to follow event

Co-presented with the Judd Foundation and Oral History Summer School 2012

Q&A with filmmaker, and Judd Foundation’s Rainer Judd following the screening.

MARFA VOICES, a short documentary film by Donald Judd’s daughter Rainer, portrays an intimate and unique view of the artist. Since 2006, Rainer has overseen the Judd Foundation’s Oral History Project, comprised of interviews with individuals who each have unique and invaluable perspectives into Donald Judd’s artistic philosophy and working method. Eighty-five interviews have been conducted to date.

The Donald Judd Oral History Project
Rainer Judd will present a preview of interviews from the Judd Foundation’s Oral History Project focusing on the New York art world in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

RAINER JUDD – A graduate of New York University in Film, she has worked with directors such as Francis Coppola and Gus Van Sant, both in front of and behind the camera. She became a co-executor of the Judd Estate in 1994. In 1996, she became a founding trustee of Judd Foundation and now serves as Co-President of the Board.

DONALD JUDD revolutionized practices and attitudes surrounding art making and the exhibition of art, primarily advocating for the permanent installation of works by artists in carefully selected environments. Judd achieved this goal for his own work and that of his colleagues at both his studio and residence at 101 Spring Street in New York and in various locations in and around Marfa, Texas.

Judd Foundation: http://www.juddfoundation.org/
Donald Judd Oral History Project: http://blog.frieze.com/the-donald-judd-oral-history-project/

Oral History Summer School was established in Hudson, NY in 2012 to train an international group of writers, social workers, radio producers, artists, teachers, human rights workers, and undecideds to make use of Oral History in their documentary and artistic practices.
Oral History Summer School 2012: http://oralhistorysummerschool.tumblr.com/#about

Please Note: Marfa Ranch Photo Credit: Judd Work © Judd Foundation. All Rights Reserved 2012. Courtesy Judd Foundation Archives.


Thursday, July 19 at 9 PM
STREETWISE
Martin Bell, Mary Ellen Mark, and Cheryl McCall, 1984, 91 min.

Co-presented with Oral History Summer School 2012

This unflinching look at teens living on the streets of Seattle was one of the first documentaries to deal with the ever-growing plight of homelessness among young people. It began as a Life magazine article by photojournalist Mary Ellen Mark and writer Cheryl McCall; Mark and her husband, director Martin Bell, went back to Seattle to film the daily lives of the throwaways and runaways. The film is shot cinéma vérité style, with no narration to guide the viewer. Bell and Mark found a large group of subjects willing to talk about their lives of panhandling, prostitution, petty crime, and drugs. They’re proud of their abilities to survive, but there’s a strong undercurrent of wistfulness about their observations. -Tom Wiener, Rovi

Oral History Summer School was established in Hudson, NY in 2012, to train an international group of writers, social workers, radio producers, artists, teachers, human rights workers, and undecideds to make use of Oral History in their documentary and artistic practices. More information can be found, here: http://oralhistorysummerschool.tumblr.com/#about


Tuesday, July 24
REMINISCENCIAS
Juan Daniel F. Molero, 2010, 85 min.

Juan Daniel F. Molero will be present for a Q&A and discussion after the screening.

What began as a means of recovering his temporary amnesia by watching his family’s home movies, Molero explored the visual archive of his life, and it gradually evolved into an experimental found footage autobiography. He collages disparate footage from various formats–8mm, VHS, miniDV, HD, and a cell phone camera–ranging from his grandfather’s 8mm films of a family outing at the river, which predates Molero himself, to universal scenes of growing up–the kindergarten classroom, the persistence of a boy learning how to skateboard–and footage he himself shot after his accident, in which he seeks out relatives in remote regions of Peru in the indigenous Quechua community. The singular vision with which Molero weaves a lyrical and visual narrative of his own history is both affecting and radical. Employing both celluloid and video textures, Molero uses the errant visual elements as metaphors for malfunctioning and wandering memory. Reminiscencias is a self-reflexive exploration that both questions and relies on these fragments to remind us of our memories, and to salvage forgotten scraps of time. This unique document of life in Peru is also a testament to the mediated, image-saturated lives of those born after the advent of home movies, and the uncanny and fragmented depictions that these informal documents portray of our lives. -Aily Nash

“He is an original: So many avant-garde films feel derivative, but the combination of abstractions and concrete reality–achingly gorgeous and poignant–is unique.”-Howard Feinstein, Indiewire

Reminiscencias had its New York premiere at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) as part of its Modern Mondays series, and has screened internationally at International Film Festival Rotterdam, FIDMarseille, BAFICI, MassArt Film Society, and others.