Basilica Hudson & LGW announce return of 24-HOUR DRONE + launch open call for artist submissions

Basilica Hudson & LGW announce return of 24-HOUR DRONE + launch open call for artist submissions

Wed Jan 23rd
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24-HOUR DRONE is an immersive, all-encompassing event featuring an international roster of musicians and sound artists collaborating and working in experimental, classical, non-western/traditional, durational and other genres incorporating drone to create a full 24 hours of unbroken sound.

Multidisciplinary arts center Basilica Hudson and Le Guess Who? now announce that 24-HOUR DRONE will return for its fifth year from noon - noon on April 27 and April 28 in Hudson, NY. Tickets are available now. 

Open call for artist submissions

The event’s organizers have also once again launched an open call for artist submissions, encouraging music, sound, visual and other artists whose work is Drone-based in some capacity to participate in the event. Artists can submit their work here

Basilica Hudson co-founder and director Melissa Auf der Maur:

“The open call for artist submissions is a key element of our planning process for this particular event. 24-HOUR DRONE stands as a ritual of communion and exchange, an homage to sound that unifies players and listeners alike, and the submissions we receive help us achieve this. We’re committed to seeking out drones that transcend both genres and continents in their adherence to this most ancient form of music and sound.”



The first 24-HOUR DRONE was held in tandem with the Le Guess Who? in Utrecht, Netherlands in November of 2014, before arriving stateside the following April to open Basilica Hudson’s 2015 season. Previous 24-HOUR DRONE events in Hudson have featured artists including Laraaji, Innov Gnawa, Pharmakon, Steve Gorn, Julia Kent, Lee Ranaldo, Oneida, Jessica Moss, Arone Dyer, Greg Fox, Gamelan Kusuma Laras, Brian Chase, Lea Bertucci, Long Distance Poison, Prurient and more.

The program for 24-HOUR DRONE 2019 will be announced soon. 

Set in the round against the raw, industrial backdrop of Basilica Hudson’s solar-powered reclaimed factory, with the spectacular Hudson River and Catskill Mountains on the horizon, 24-HOUR DRONE is the inaugural event of Basilica Hudson’s 2019 season, and one which captures the multidisciplinary arts center at its most experimental and experiential.

Droner Donors

Basilica Hudson is also inviting donors to underwrite artist performances and help raise funds towards the ambitious 24-HOUR event. All contributions are tax deductible and will go directly to artist fees. Interested donors can learn more here

12-HOUR DRONE - LUMEN PROJECT in Stockholm, Sweden

The 24-HOUR DRONE organizers have also pledged an ongoing commitment to expand the DRONE concept via a series of global partnerships and collaborations. In previous years, organizers have hosted international events in Sweden, Canada, the UK and the Netherlands, allowing 24-HOUR DRONE to reach new devotees of sound, with partners including Winnipeg New Music Festival, Fat Out Fest and DREAM Music at Malmo Live.

In 2019, the DRONE dream will continue its international journey, beginning in Stockholm, Sweden on February 23 with 12-HOUR DRONE - LUMEN PROJECT featuring Moor Mother, Julianna Barwick, Julianna Barwick, Noveller, Mariam the Believer, Robert Aubrey Aiki Lowe, and many more.

Photography by Richard Lovrich & Julia Drummond.

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