April 25, 2015: 3 p.m. – April 26, 2015: 3 p.m.
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Simulcast mid-6 a.m. and Saturdays on WGXC 90.7-FM.,
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Hudson, NY 12534
24-Hour Drone: Experiments in Sound and Music, is a collaboration with the Le Guess Who? festival in Utrecht, Netherlands and Basilica Hudson in Hudson, New York, and webcast and broadcast on Wave Farm Radio and WGXC. 24-Hour Drone features musicians 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. The event will be a fully immersive experience in-the-round with no stage. The circular arrangement is based off of the concept of a “tonal clock,” a visual representation of the chromatic scale, and the harmonic sacred geometry that ancient Greek mathematician Pythagoras helped develop. Admission in person allows attendees to come and go as they please, but those who make the commitment to this endurance, long-duration work will be rewarded with the intangible feeling of meditative contentment, pure bliss, and communal collaboration. Likewise, radio listeners can come and go as they please. Performers include:
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; and C. Lavender (high and low frequency instrumentalist of Cock E.S.P. and Long Distance Poison), Hariprakash (gong sound healer), 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), and sound artists Seth Chrisman and Nathan McLaughlin. 24-Hour Drone occurs in conjunction with a re-creation of what happened when Lincoln’s funeral train stopped in Hudson on April 25, 1865. Organized by local historian Carole Osterink, at 8:45 p.m., a re-enactment will set forth from the outdoor grounds of Basilica, cross over the train tracks, and honor Lincoln’s passing with a dirge sung by women dressed all in white. Timed to coincide with the very hour of Lincoln’s funeral train arrival 150 years ago, the original event was described by the train commander as “one of the weirdest ever witnessed.” Afterwards, Bobby Previte will conduct an ensemble of Hudson Valley musicians at Basilica, in his re-imagination of Aaron Copland’s masterpiece, Lincoln Portrait, narrated by Brian Dewan. Basilica will present video work from Second Ward Foundation’s permanent video art collection in the North Hall on Sunday in tandem with the show. 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 radio station in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley. The drone performances will air on WGXC from 3 p.m. Saturday until 9 a.m. Sunday. The webcast on Wave Farm Radio includes the entire performances, until 3 p.m. Sunday. There will be dinner for sale on Saturday evening, brunch for sale on Sunday morning, and the bar will be open on Saturday night. Because Basilica is a unique industrial setting with limited seating, organizers recommend that drone attendees bring camping pads, yoga mats and/or pillows; sleeping bags/blankets, comfortable clothes, bottles for refill at Basilica’s water fountain, and endurance-enhancing snacks.