Basilica Hudson hosts Soundscape festival

Basilica Hudson (photo by Matt Charland)

Basilica Hudson (photo by Matt Charland)

The Basilica Soundscape festival will return for the fourth year to Basilica Hudson, a one-time glue factory and rail foundry that now hosts live music, art shows and film screenings. Soundscape will feature a wide variety of experimental and heavy music over three nights, September 12 to 14.

Night One, Friday, is headlined by Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire, with additional sets by Endless Boogie, English folk/rock legend Michael Chapman, Julia Holter and acclaimed electronic musician and composer Tim Hecker.

Compared to Friday, Night Two is much heavier, with a two-hour headlining set from industrial pounders Swans, Deafheaven, White Lung and readings from Meredith Graves, Mish Way and Mira Gonzalez. All throughout the day Saturday, close-by Future Past Studio will host on-the-hour listening parties for Soused, an upcoming collaboration between songwriter Scott Walker – originally of the Walker Brothers and later known for his increasingly dissonant solo records – and drone-metal titans SUNN O))).


Sunday afternoon will include a small-scale Farm and Flea as well as brunch, and that night will conclude with a suggested-donation performance at the Second Ward Foundation by composer William Basinski and others. Throughout the weekend there will be food trucks, pop-up record shops and after-parties Friday and Saturday nights at the Half Moon Bar.

Tickets are available for Friday at $35, or $60 for two-day passes. Camping is available at an additional $30 per night, with a shuttle to the festival. Individual tickets for Saturday night are sold out.More information and tickets are available at, or call (518) 822-1050. Basilica Hudson is located at 110 South Front Street in Hudson.