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24 Hour Drone Festival

  • Basilica Hudson 110 South Front st. Hudson, NY 12534 (map)

Basilica Hudson and Le Guess Who? present 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.


Prurient, 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 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 (Guardian Alien, Liturgy; drummer extraordinaire)

Adding depth and diversity to the lineup will be local favorites 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).

Basilica will present video work from Second Ward Foundation's permanent video art collection in the North Hall on Sunday in tandem with 24-HOUR DRONE. Special thanks to John Rosenthal and Second Ward Foundation for collaborating and supporting the event. 

In collaboration with Wave Farm, 24-HOUR DRONE will be streamed online in its entirety, with selected hours broadcast on Wave Farm's WGXC 90.7-FM in New York's Upper Hudson Valley.

This is 24-HOUR DRONE's first installment stateside, with plans to hold it annually in the U.S. and Europe, after the idea was sparked during a late-night New Years conversation in 2007 between Basilica co-founder Melissa Auf der Maur and festival organizer Bob van Heur. The first 24-HOUR DRONE was held in tandem with the Le Guess Who? festival in November of 2014.

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Earlier Event: April 24
Live music at Yoga Soundscapes
Later Event: April 29
Wellness Workshop