2015 IN MUSIC
Season Five: Year In Review
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…)
BASILICA FUNDRAISER + GOTH DANCE PARTY!
Raising Funds to bring FILMS + TREES to the Basilica with Gothic Flag Day Fireworks in your face!
+ FLAG DAY FIREWORKS IN YOUR FACE!
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SHANNON F (of Light Asylum)
Broadcast live on WGXC 90.7-FM and wgxc.org from 9 p.m. to midnight.
BASILICA HUDSON FUNDRAISER
Raising Funds to bring FILMS + TREES to the Basilica
Hudson’s infamous Flag Day parade ends down at the Henry Hudson Waterfront park, just steps from us BUT the fireworks are set off at sundown in our backyard. Join us for for a beer, a dance and the best view of fireworks in town.
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Teaser video of 2012 Fireworks party at Basilica with Black Puss, WOODS + WGXC
The 2013 season has arrived and we are excited to announce the continuation of our weekly Basilica Screenings series and the launching of our first annual film festival, BasilicaScope, with guest programmer Mike Plante from the Sundance Film Festival.
BASILICASCOPE digs into the visceral aspects of motion pictures by celebrating films that explore the furthest extremes—from remote landscapes, unconventional perspectives, fanatic personalities, radical examinations of film’s materiality, to the blood and emotion that create it. From lo-fi to hi-fi to sci-fi and nothing in between.
July 19/20/21 2013, stay tuned for more details to be announced soon!
CINEMA SPACE UPGRADE FUNDRAISER!
This season’s most ambitious undertaking is our commitment to making improvements to our North Hall cinema space, with new equipment and updates to the theater to create higher quality projections for visiting filmmakers and a more a comfortable and pleasurable experience for our audience.
Not a film enthusiast? Then participate in our “Plant a Tree” Basilica Green Initiative:
Basilica is excited to announce that we have joined forces with local landscape designer and beauty, Wenonah Webster and Hudson’s glorious new Pond Side Nursery. Together we are hatching a longterm plan on how to bring trees and green down to South Front Street.
Stay tuned to website and newsletters for more information on full campaign soon.
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