24-Hour Drone Festival returns to Basilica Hudson

(Photo by Will Dendis)

Showing surprising legs, Basilica Hudson’s 24-Hour Drone Festival is now entering its fifth year. Titled 24-Hour Drone: Experiments in Sound and Music, the festival features sitar and singing bowls, overtone singing and accordion – not just self-perpetuating electronica. The first wave of artists announced features Indian classical sitar maestro Ustad Shafaat Khan and former Dirty Projectors multi-instrumentalist Deradoorian.

A collaboration between Hudson multidisciplinary arts center Basilica Hudson and the Netherlands’ acclaimed festival of new music Le Guess Who? 24-Hour Drone will also feature AHRKH, the solo devotional project of A. P. Macarte from UK experimental outfit GNOD; performance artist Kinlaw; experimental vocal/electronics duo Never Temple; and Grammy-nominated saxophonist, flautist, clarinetist, film composer, producer and arranger Jay Rodriguez. Brooklyn Raga Massive will perform Unstruck Sound, an ensemble piece for overtone singing, flute, tabla and sitar. Skin Tone, the solo sax project of James Goddard, will join Concrete, a trio featuring Drone alumni Jessica Moss, Robin Wattie and Mathieu Ball.

The drone begins at noon on Saturday, April 27 and ends sometime on Sunday. Ticket prices start at $24. For the full lineup and more, visit Basilica’s website.


24-Hour Drone Festival
Saturday, Apr. 27, 12 p.m.
Basilica Hudson
110 South Front St., Hudson