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2015 IN MUSIC

Season Five: Year In Review

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This year, Basilica launched the first annual stateside installment of 24-HOUR DRONE: Experiments in Sound and Music, an adventurous collaboration with Le Guess Who?, an annual festival in Utrecht, Netherlands. Summer began with our favorite ritual recognition of the (FREAK) Flag Day tradition in Hudson, helmed by darkwave goth queen Shannon F of Light Asylum with special musical guests and freak flag-making workshops. For the first time, the hallowed Main Hall was filled with opera arias when we collaborated with Il Cuore Canta (The Heart Sings), a workshop and concert series. It was wonderful to see our industrial church lend itself equally to chamber music by the rising young artists of the Catskill High Peaks Festival, the post-rock squall of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and intensity of talent at the fourth annual Basilica SoundScape. We wrapped up our season with CELESTINE V: A NIGHT OF ASTRAL SOUND, a celebratory sonic embrace of darkness and light. (more…)

2014 IN FOOD, COMMUNITY + EDUCATION

Season Four: Year in Review

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John Waters popped our fundraiser cherry! October 18th, 2014, marked our first, major annual fundraiser event. Inspired and lead by our daring guest of honor John Waters, who offered gracious support of Basilica and the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York. Photo above of the simply stellar turnout with special guests Amanda Palmer, Jemima Kirke, Sarah Sophie Flicker, Jennifer Venditti, Jesse Peretz, Natasha Lyonne, Fred Armisen, and the man himself – you don’t want to miss next year! (more…)

LEE RANALDO

with spoken word by Gerard Malanga to open

JEAN DEUX AND MUSICA PRESENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH NADA HUDSON…

LEE RANALDO W/ SPOKEN WORD BY GERARD MALANGA TO OPEN
FRIDAY, July 27th, 2012
Doors 8 PM | Show 9 PM | All Ages | $20 | Limited Tickets

LEE RANALDO – Founding member of Sonic Youth, now in 30th year; composer/visual artist/writer etc. Recent live performances with partner Leah Singer, Contre Jour, have been large scale, multi projection quadraphonic sound+light events, w Lee performing suspended electric guitar phenomena.

The big news at the moment is that in March 2012 Lee released a solo song LP ‘Between the Times & the Tides’ [Matador], This is his first fully self-penned, song-based album. The album shows off both Lee’s electric and acoustic sides, and had contributions by Steve Shelley, Nels Cline, John Medeski, Alan Licht, Jim O’Rourke and Bob Bert. A full band tour is picking up steam across the USA and in Europe, and will continue un

Lee’s visual and sound works have been on view this year in gallery and museum shows in Vienna, Prague, Antwerp,Tampa, Bratislava, Auckland, Salt Lake City and in Brooklyn and Manhattan N.  http://www.sonicyouth.com/symu/lee/

Photo Credit: (c) Asako Kitaori

GERARD MALANGA – Gerard Malanga is a poet-photographer-filmmaker.  He is the author of a dozen books of poetry, five books of photography and three CDs: 3 Weeks with My Dog, with the Belgian rock group, 48 Cameras; and two CDs co-produced with Guy-Marc Hinant for Sub Rosa (Bruxelles): Up From the Archives and Angus MacLise: The Cloud Doctrine.  He has performed Spoken Word with DJ Olive and Thurston Moore; and at a Command Performance for Prince Albert of Monaco with Steve Piccolo of The Lounge Lizards and DJ Gak Sato.

ALL TICKETS AVAILABLE AT…
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17 North 4th Street
Hudson, NY 12534
(518) 828-1045
or
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4 Park Place
Hudson, NY
(518) 212 7653

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