FESTIVAL FEVER: 24-Hour Drone @ Basilica Hudson on Saturday & Sunday

Brian Dewan
Brian Dewan (photo by Kirsen Ferguson)

Basilica Hudson, Hudson
3pm Saturday, April 25-3pm Sunday, April 26
$15 in advance; $20 at the door.

Basilica Hudson and Le Guess Who? are presenting an immersive event and all-encompassing experience, featuring musicians from the region and beyond experimenting in electronic, psychedelic, classical, non-western and instrumental drone music for a full 24 hours of low-frequency fun, set in-the-round in Basilica’s Main Hall.

Here’s a round-up of some of the featured musicians:

PRUIENT: one of the most well-known and influential names in noise music
SUUNS: Montreal-based futurists
BOBBY PREVITE: a legendary percussionist and exceptional composer/orchestrator in the thriving jazz and experimental music scene
PATRICK HIGGINS: of ZS, polyglot NYC composer and out-of-the-box classical guitarist
ARONE DYER: of the musical duo Buke and Gase
RANDY GIBSON: a minimalist composer/performer who creates enveloping and ritualistic works in Just Intonation
ERIC FRASER: an emerging exponent of a rare style of North Indian classical bansuri flute playing known for its purity and antiquity
BRIAN DEWAN: of Dewanatron – inventor, composer and local renaissance man
ELIOT KESSEL: co-collaborator of sister and fellow musician Lia Ices, an extraordinaire of production and composition
SLOW COLLINS: the psych mayhem union of Alexander Turnquist and John Rosenthal
LEA BERTUCCI: interdisciplinary artist/composer/improviser and bass clarinetist who is also an artist-in-residence at Issue Project Room
GREG FOX: of Guardian Alien, Liturgy; drummer extraordinaire

Additional participants include local musicians C. Lavender (sound artist & healer), Gong Immersion with Hariprakash & Theresa Widmann, John Rosenthal (bassist/composer and manager of Second Ward Foundation), Alexander Turnquist (accomplished 12-string guitarist and composer), Ultraam (improvising psychedelic noise rock/jazz band), Logan Visscher (noise/experimentalist of World Lines), Harmonic Frost (Troy-based drone/ambient musician), sound artists Seth Chrisman and Nathan McLaughlin, Evildroners (deaf, deserted, ignorant and conduct unexplainable on any principle of sanity) and Peter Aaron (front man of blues punk legends the Chrome Cranks and one-half of the Peter Aaron/Brian Chase Duo).

In tandem with 24 Hour Drone, Basilica will also present video work from Second Ward Foundation’s permanent video art collection in the North Hall on Sunday.

In collaboration with Wave Farm, 24-Hour Drone will be streamed live online in its entirety, with selected hours also broadcast on WGXC 90.7-FM.

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