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Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night Returns to Art Omi, Dec 12

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Art Omi welcomes back Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night, a participatory electronic soundscape celebrated worldwide every December since 1992. This landmark work of avant-garde public art takes place in more than 130 cities across the United States, Canada, Europe and New Zealand, activating city streets, parks, and landscapes with “a shimmering sound-wall of bells and chimes that is dreamlike to wander through in the December nip” (The Village Voice).

This year’s event will be strictly capped at 50 participants, and all participants must register in advance hereParticipants are required to wear a mask at all times, and to maintain appropriate distance from those who are not members of their household. Please note that no indoor access will be permitted during the event, and so participants should dress appropriately for un-paved winter conditions. Personal illumination devices, such as headlamps, are strongly recommended.

An original composition by Phil Kline, Unsilent Night was written specifically to be heard outdoors in the month of December, always as a free event. It takes the form of a promenade in which the audience becomes the performer, walking a carefully chosen route together. Led by composer Phil Kline, participants will gather at Art Omi’s Benenson Center, and then proceed on a route through the park. A selection of Kline’s own boomboxes will be available to borrow on a first-come first-served basis.

Participants are encouraged to bring a mobile phone/media player with external speakers (pre-loaded with the Unsilent Night app or one of the four audio tracks—see unsilentnight.com/participate)—or boombox with functioning tape deck.

A live webstream of Unsilent Night will be made possible by Wave Farm’s Transmit Partner Program by clicking here. Tune in from New York’s Upper Hudson Valley or from around the globe at wavefarm.org/listen and on the Wave Farm Radio App (iOS).

DATE/TIME: Saturday, December 12, 2020 / 5:30pm

TICKETS: Free
Register at www.artomi.org

LOCATION: Omi International Arts Center
Sculpture Park
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075

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Support Art Omi with Sumptuous Picnics in the Park

 

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Art Omi presents a new, timely opportunity to show your support by indulging with a sumptuous Picnic in the Park. You’re invited to bask in the crisp autumn air with the glorious backdrop of the Sculpture & Architecture Park while enjoying a lavish picnic spread that brings together some of the area’s foremost purveyors of food and beverage.

Order before midnight on Tuesday for pick-up on Thursday through Sunday. When you arrive, you will receive a sturdy Art Omi tote bag at the Benenson Center that contains an array of local delights for you and a companion to enjoy during a leisurely alfresco repast!

Picnics include provisions from: Bimi’s Cheese Shop, Bartlett House, Love Apple Farm, Samascott Orchards, and Talbott & Arding. Picnic in the Park attendees also receive a one-time discount at beverage partner Hudson Wine Merchants.

DATES/TIMES: Thursdays – Sundays, September 25 – October 18, 2020
Picnics may be picked up between 11 – 2 Thursdays through Sundays. 
No Picnics in the Park on October 3.

TICKETS: $200 for two people 
Picnics in the Park provide Art Omi with critical support during these extraordinary times.

To register, visit artomi.org/support/picnics-in-the-park#register.

LOCATION: Omi International Arts Center
Sculpture Park
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075

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Omi International Arts Center – Light Into Night 2020

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Art Omi’s annual Light Into Night upstate fundraiser has been fully reimagined and will debut a whole new format which invites attendees to revel in all that Art Omi has to offer!

On Saturday, September 12, you are invited to a picnic like no other in the Sculpture & Architecture Park. Small groups will be stationed at private zones, anchored by artworks in the Park, where they enjoy fine food and drink from local vendors while socializing in the open air. Spots are available for groups of 4-8 people—or just buy a ticket for you, a family member, or a friend, and Omi will provide the perfect spot to socially distance while still being part of the fun! In keeping with the spirit of past Light Into Night events, the afternoon will include surprising performances, and a special treat to send you on your way home.

DATE/TIME: Saturday September 12, 2020 / 4pm

TICKETS: Please note that tickets are extremely limited, with very few remaining! Not able to come but want to support Art Omi? You can also make a donation and be recognized in our event program.
$500 – Picnic for 1
$1000 – Picnic for 2
$1750 – Picnic for 4

Visit https://artomi.z2systems.com/np/clients/artomi/eventRegistration.jsp?event=32& to purchase tickets.

LOCATION: Omi International Arts Center
Sculpture Park
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075

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If you’re interested in attending, please contact Claire Pohl at cpohl@artomi.org, or call (518) 392-4747.

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Basilica’s 2020 24-Hour Drone Festival to Take Place Online, Apr 25 – 26

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Basilica Hudson‘s season opener, the annual 24-Hour Drone Experiments in Sound & Music, will take place as a Web-Based program over the weekend of Saturday, April 25 – Sunday, April 26.

MAY THE DRONE GO ON

“For our last six years, 24-HOUR DRONE has kicked our Basilica season into bloom, and been a sacred wake-up call for our building in her winter hibernation. In our 10 year anniversary season, for our spirits and our creative community, we are committed to keeping 24-HOUR DRONE alive, and to activating those 24 HOURS of sound in a new world way.

With 24-HOUR DRONE’s in-person event postponed until April 2021, we will continue to collaborate with our long-established local and international community, with web-based DRONE programming taking place during its previously scheduled weekend of Saturday, April 25 – Sunday, April 26.

In the continued spirit of creating music without borders, local and international partners will join forces to keep the DRONE dream alight, including 24-HOUR DRONE’s long-standing co-presenters Le Guess Who?.

Basilica will also be working in partnership with a number of other droners who will present their own streams from around the world. These partners include the newly-formed, Hudson-based initiative Live from Quarantine, collaborators and Sweden-based Lumen Project, Brooklyn-based The Lot RadioThe Deep Listening Institute with online festival Music on the Rebound, and Salford, UK-based Fat Out Fest with Islington Mill Public Access TV. The full lineup of partners and artists will be announced shortly.

Basilica will also be streaming the audio from its inaugural 2015 24-HOUR DRONE in its entirety on WGXC / Wave Farm radio. Tune in at noon on Saturday till noon on Sunday via wavefarm.org or locally in Greene and Columbia counties at 90.7 FM.”

– info & images from basilicahudson.org

 

DATES/TIMES: Saturday April 25 at 12pm to Sunday April 26 at 12pm

LOCATION: Your Own Home

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basilicahudson.org/24-hour-drone/

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Writers Reading + BBQ at Art Omi, Sep 28

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Come hear writing from the Art Omi writers-in-residence. Distinguished writers from around the globe will share new and in-progress writing produced during their residence at Art Omi. Hear an uncommon variety of writing—provocative, funny, innovative, and surprising literary voices from a range of traditions, all in one place. Stay afterwards for BBQ and conversation.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, September 28, 2019 / 5 – 7pm

LOCATION:
Omi International Arts Center – Benenson Center
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075

ADMISSION:
Free and Open to the public

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