Basilica Hudson kicks off its season with Temple of Sound, a sonic awakening and homage to the building itself and its beloved
Basilica Hudson kicks off its season with Temple of Sound, a sonic awakening and homage to the building itself and its beloved 24-HOUR DRONE festival. As part of the nonprofit’s larger Earth Day Opening Weekend season kick-off, the program invites attendees to immerse themselves in the meditative power of sound through Basilica Hudson’s cavernous raw industrial space.
Temple of Sound begins with a Deep Listening workshop led by longtime 24-HOUR DRONE co-curator and Basilica Hudson collaborator Sarah Van Buren, followed by day-long, FREE, self-guided sound installations by 24-HOUR DRONE alumni Arone Dyer and former Hudson As Muse Artist In Residence Kamau Amu Patton.
At sunset, Samer Ghadry will create a prolonged oceanic gong sound experience, ushering in the rest of the evening’s performances by Troy, NY’s Madeline Darby and Brooklyn based interdisciplinary artist Kamau Amu Patton. Local improvisational electronic artist Hellish Cashstrap will close out the night with an ambient electronic set in Basilica Hudson’s newly reactivated Gallery Building.
Temple of Sound finds inspiration in Basilica Hudson’s founders’ original impression of the commanding space over 10 years ago: a temple of sound, a place to connect diverse musical communities and traditions, offering a localized snapshot of experimentation within the larger context of universal sound.
PLEASE NOTE: The event begins at 11 AM with Sarah Van Buren’s Deep Listening workshop, which you must register for separately here. The sound installations are FREE and run from 1:30 PM – 7 PM. Your ticket purchase gets you entry to the evening performances, which begin at 7 PM with doors at 6 PM. Attendees are encouraged to come early. Hellish Cashstrap’s ambient DJ after-show is FREE at 9:30 PM as a soft opening of the Basilica Gallery. Masks encouraged.
Basilica Hudson 110 South Front Street, Hudson NY 12534