Basilica’s Annual 24-Hour Drone Festival is This Weekend, Apr 28 – 29, 2018

Basilica Hudson‘s season opener – 24-Hour Drone Experiments in Sound & Music – is this weekend, April 28 and 29, 2018. The annual festival, presented by Basilica Hudson and Le Guess Who?, is a roving, international series featuring musicians and sound artists experimenting within the spectrum of drones (sustained tones shaped by voice or instrumentation) to create 24 hours of unbroken, uninterrupted sound.

Through this expanded programming, 24-HOUR DRONE strives to break down barriers across borders, offering an opportunity to connect diverse musical communities and traditions, offering a localized snapshot of DRONE within the larger context of universal sound.

24-HOUR DRONE’s immersive and meditative nature emphasizes communion. This is a shared experience devoted to unifying players and listeners alike.

We aim to bring cultures together, demonstrating the diversity inherently present within all music. The cross-pollination of instrumentation, musical traditions and culture creates a tapestry of human experience, elevating the whole, greater than the sum of its parts. Diversity of sound links uncommon components through a seamless sonic and communal experience, with connections and dialogues opened in unexpected ways.

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This year’s lineup includes Arranged Marriage NP / Bill Brovold and the Mystical Miniature Orchestra / Cicada Dream (David Rothenberg, Timothy Hill, Anna Roberts-Gewalt) / Corey Bauer / Drab / Drew Joy / Dronechoir Syllaba / The Drone Bench / Dylan Kraus / Gamelan Kusuma Laras / Hotel Neon / Hudson Boys Club / Julia Kent / Kite / Lama Lhanang Rinpoche Tibetan Healing Chant / Laraaji and Arji OceAnanda / The Less Effectives / Margot Becker / Marilu Donovan & Tristan Kasten-Krause / Mark Wagner: Son of the Sun / New Castrati (January Hunt) / New London Drone Orchestra / PAUL / Pharmakon / Pipers from Capital Region Celtic Pipe Band / Rebecca Borrer / Reiki Drone / Sahba Sizdahkhani / Sontag Shogun / Steve Gorn & Jody Elff / Sympathy for Astronauts / WYTXHDES DRYYNXSE

If you can’t make it to Hudson, 24-Hour Drone will be broadcast live on Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley, streamed online at, and made available through the Wave Farm Radio app (iOS).

2018: Saturday April 28 at 12pm to Sunday April 29 at 12pm

General Admission: $36 advance | $48 at the door
Tickets can be purchased at by clicking or tapping here

Basilica Hudson
110 S. Front St.,
Hudson, NY 12534



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