2015 Home

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Friday begins with a screening of We Won’t Bow Down, a film exploring the secret culture of the Mardi Gras Indian, followed by the psychedelic folk of Weyes Blood and a sitar and tabla concert by Indrajit Banerjee & Gourisankar. Next up is Toronto-based composer, producer and singer Lydia Ainsworth, followed by fellow Canadians Viet Cong. The outsider house of Actress and noise-rock favorites HEALTH will close the night. Special guest visual artist Dan Colen will present a suite of new, large-scale paintings from his “Tar and Feather” series — all made on site at Basilica Hudson in the weeks leading up to Basilica SoundScape.

Friday Lineup:
6:30 Screening of We Won’t Bow Down
8:00 Weyes Blood
8:45 Sitar & Tabla Concert by Indrajit Banerjee & Gourisankar
9:30 Lydia Ainsworth
10:30 Viet Cong
11:30 Actress
12:30 HEALTH
+Special Artist Guest Dan Colen
++ Special Art Exhibit Opening “The Now Forever” 6pm-8pm in Basilica’s Back Gallery
+++Guest Performances at Bunnybrains Loves You: Rewriting History (With Invisible Ink): 2015
++++1AM After Party with DJ Ephraim Asili @ The Half Moon (48 S. Front Street)


A musical set by experimental folk project Circuit des Yeux kicks off Saturday, followed by a reading of The Night She Slept With a Bear by Holly Anderson & Chris Brokaw. Later, the Brooklyn-based Sannhet plays a metal set, followed by Norwegian singer Jenny Hval. Next up is Triangle Trio, a drumming outfit comprised of Chris Corsano, Otto Hauser and Ryan Sawyer created exclusively for Basilica SoundScape. Noise legends Wolf Eyes are on next, followed by Writers in the Rafters with Dorothea Lasky, Ariana Reines, Sarah Jean Alexander. Critically acclaimed musician Perfume Genius plays a rare solo set, followed by Bjork collaborator and Tri Angle record producer, The Haxan Cloak.

Saturday Lineup:
6:00 Circuit des Yeux
6:30 Holly Anderson & Chris Brokaw
7:00 Sannhet
8:00 Jenny Hval
9:00 Triangle Trio: Chris Corsano, Otto Hauser, Ryan Sawyer
9:30 Wolf Eyes
10:30 Writers in the Rafters: Dorothea Lasky, Ariana Reines, Sarah Jean Alexander
11:00 Perfume Genius
12:00 The Haxan Cloak
+Special Artist Guest Dan Colen
++ Special Art Exhibit “The Now Forever” 8pm-10pm in Basilica’s Back Gallery
+++Guest Performances at Bunnybrains Loves You: Rewriting History (With Invisible Ink): 2015
++++1AM After Party with Robin Carolan, Haxan Cloak and Rainbow in the Dark @ The Half Moon (48 S. Front Street)


From 11 AM – 4 PM and FREE ENTRY. Featuring Nicole LoBue of Alimentary Kitchen serving a spectacular morning feast. The brunch will be accompanied by a mini Basilica Farm & Flea, a preview of Basilica’s wildly successful Thanksgiving weekend marketplace showcasing a collection of quality products presented by a diverse group of regional makers, farmers, and vintage collectors in collaboration with Hudson River Exchange. Sunday’s happenings are free entry, family-friendly and open to all.





Basilica Soundscape precursor show:
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Tuesday September 8th, 8pm

Tickets sold separately, buyers receive discounted BSS weekend pass.


This event takes place in a reclaimed 1880’s factory with a limited capacity.

We suggest you reserve your tickets as soon as possible.

ART    |    POP-UP SHOP    |    FOOD    |    AFTER PARTIES




Additional information can be found on Basilica Hudson’s site here.

Tickets are final sale and are non refundable.

“More festivals, in idyllic destinations or not, should explicitly be this way: a declaration and a creative act, in which a lot of different kinds of musical and literary sensibilities, low-key or oblique or confrontational, barely out of the egg or middle-aged and experienced, can be made memorable by juxtaposition and setting.”
—Ben Ratliff, NY Times



“Basilica Soundscape didn’t just feel like an aesthetic victory. The efforts of the Basilica team are one of many necessary measures that need to be taken when real-estate prices affect the cultural health of a city. Everyone has their 1991 Montreal or their 1982 New York or their 2005 Los Angeles, when things were cheap and messy and possible. Right now, Basilica Soundscape feels like that, and it’s a joy.”
—Sasha Frere Jones, The New Yorker