May 18, 2024 - May 19, 2024
Basilica Hudson

110 S. Front St. | Hudson, NY | 518-965-8665

Wave Farm is pleased to once again partner with Basilica Hudson to present a live stream and broadcast of 24-HOUR DRONE. Basilica Hudson and Le Guess Who? present in collaboration with Sarah Van Buren the return of 24-HOUR DRONE: EXPERIMENTS IN SOUND AND MUSIC. https://basilicahudson.org/programs/24-hour-drone/

An immersive event and all-encompassing experience, 24-HOUR DRONE is a roving, international series featuring musicians and sound artists experimenting within the spectrum of drone to create 24 hours of unbroken, uninterrupted sound. An event that embodies Basilica Hudson at its most experimental and experiential, pushing the boundaries of what a communal, conceptual experience can be. 24-HOUR DRONE’s immersive and meditative nature emphasizes communion. This is a shared experience devoted to unifying players and listeners alike.

Longtime 24-HOUR DRONE co-curators Le Guess Who? will present a special set by Dragonchild. The solo project of Ethiopian saxophonist DA Mekonnen (of Debo Band fame), whose eponymous 2023 debut was celebrated as a pioneering and genre-hopping effort by outlets including FADER, The Guardian, Bandcamp, and more. “As Dragonchild, Mekonnen showcases a production style and instrumental mastery that sits perfectly between the experimental and the accessible.” – The Guardian

DRONE ’24 will also feature curated programming blocks by other imaginative partners: Visionary record label and Brooklyn-based music institution RVNG Intl. Eclectic, international, and cutting edge booking agency Heavy Trip, presenting sets by both Alex Zhang Hungtai and Nadah El-Shazly Dripping, a nightlife and annual festival promoter “exploring the authentic connections between sound system-driven club music and the experimental avant-garde” With additional performers including: Cowboy Sadness, the “jambient” supergroup featuring Peter Silberman (The Antlers), David Moore (Bing & Ruth), and Nick Principe (Port St. Willow) S.P.A.L.L. (Kenji Garland, Nancy Kim + Winslow), a trio of fearless improvising musicians local to the Hudson Valley. mirrored fatality, an underground interdependent experimental noise punk farmer duo mobilizing a warrior community for mutual aid and other liberations Plus a very special dawn appearance by foundational performance artist (and area local) Linda Mary Montano

24-HOUR DRONE will be streamed live on Wave Farm Radio and broadcast live on WGXC 90.7-FM: Radio for Open Ears Saturday May 27 noon - Sunday May 28 noon.

Marka Kiley + Aine Vonnegut will also present a sculpture and visual art installation in the Basilica Gallery Building.