FEST: 24-Hour Drone @ Basilica Hudson This Weekend

April 28th, 2017, 10:00 am by Greg

Basilica Hudson is hosting its third annual 24-Hour Drone this weekend. Subtitled Experiments in Sound and Music, the fest kicks off at at the Hudson venue at 12noon on Saturday (April 29) and continues non-stop through to 12noon on Sunday.

Among the featured performers are Roddy Bottum of Faith No More; Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth, who will be performing a site-specific drone work for guitar; Jon Gibson and Jeremy Gibson, who will perform a version of Jon’s seminal avant garde ’70s piece “Visitations”; the premiere of a new interactive drone machine piece by Yonatan Gat, Brian Chase and Matt Ostrowski; Quintron’s Weather Warlock (Upstate edition), one in a series of custom-built weather-controlled analog synthesizers installed at Wave Farm in Acra; Hubble, the mesmerizing solo project of Ben Greenberg; Hudson area musician, inventor and all-around renaissance man Brian Dewan; and the Maine-based Jesus Cactus.

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Advance tickets are available now, priced at $32.

Here’s the complete schedule for Basilica Hudson’s 24-Hour Drone:

SATURDAY (APRIL 29)
DAYTIME
12noon: Drone Overture / People’s Climate March
1pm: Vision Control
2pm: Phil Kline
2:45pm: Veena Chandra
3:45pm: David Garland & Ensemble with Arone Dyer and Iva Bittova
4:15pm: Bonnie Kane
5:15pm: Ligature (Presented by Tinnitus)
6pm: Jon Gibson performs V”isitations” with Jeremy Gibson
6:45pm: CEP (Caroline Polachek)
SUNSET
7:30pm: Iva Bittova
8:15pm: Brian DeGraw (Gang Gang Dance) & Tim Koh (Haunted Graffiti)
9pm: Brian Chase & Yonatan Gat
9:45pm: Victoria Keddie + Unit 11 Residency project featuring Katherine Bauer, with Rose Kallal and Scott Kiernan
10:45pm: Lee Ranaldo
11:30pm: Ben Shemie (Quelque Show Montreal Block curated by Jessica Moss)
MIDNIGHT
12:15am: BIG|BRAVE (Quelque Show Montreal Block curated by Jessica Moss)
1:15am: nag & a picturesque venus transit (Quelque Show Montreal Block curated by Jessica Moss)
2:15am: Hubble
3:15am: IIVII
4am: Logan R. Visscher
5am: Dr. Ezra Feinberg
SUNRISE
6am: Brian Dewan
8am: JR + MS (Quelque Show Montreal Block curated by Jessica Moss)
8:30am: Jesus Cactus
9:30am: Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Choir
10am: Shilpa Ray
11am: Roddy Bottum

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS:
MOVE MUSIC FESTIVAL @ various locations, Cohoes, Troy & Albany, April 27-29
ALBANY TULIP FESTIVAL @ Washington Park, Albany, May 13 & 14, FREE
FREEDOM FEST 2017 @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, May 20
FLY 92.3’s SUMMER JAM 2017 @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, June 3
A TASTE OF COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, June 9-11
BIKES, BREWS & BBQ @ Wood Park, Lake George, June 10
MOUNTAIN JAM @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, June 16-18
CLEARWATER’S GREAT HUDSON RIVER REVIVAL @ Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, June 17 & 18
SOLID SOUND @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, June 23-25
FREIHOFER’S SARATOGA JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, June 24 & 25
COUNTRYFEST 2017 @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke, July 8
GREY FOX BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, July 13-16
FRESHGRASS @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, September 15-17
JAZZ AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 16 & 17, FREE