BasilicaSoundScape 2014

BasilicaSoundScape has announced dates and a partial lineup for its annual event, which will take place September 12th and 13th and include performers Tim Hecker, Swans, Julia Holter, Deafheaven, and more. Early bird tickets are on sale now for $50. Check out the PR sheet below the cut.

For the third year in a row, Basilica Hudson’s Creative Directors Melissa Auf Der Maur and Tony Stone are working in collaboration with Pitchfork Senior Editor/Director of Events Brandon Stosuy and Brian De Ran of Gleam House and Leg Up Management to program BasilicaSoundScape, a carefully curated two-day program featuring a wide range of music, visual art, and literature that aims for specific connections and overlaps instead of “festival”-style overload.  

A year later, we are proud to announce BasilicaSoundScape 2014, taking place this September 12 and 13, again at Basilica Hudson, a reclaimed 1880’s factory on the Hudson waterfront with a limited capacity. We suggest you reserve your tickets as soon as possible.

BSS 2014 presents legendary noise-rock band Swans‘ sole East Coast performance during that time period, a special collaborative set by Montreal sound artist Tim Hecker, the only area performance by Los Angeles shoegaze black metal group Deafheaven, and Los Angeles multi-instrumentalist/singer/composer Julia Holter, amongst others soon to be announced. Additionally, the weekend will include visual arts, performance art, readings, farm to table food and more.

At the inaugural weekend of the event in August 2012, Hudson Artist and welder Kris Perry’s sculptural “MACHINES” occupied the industrial factory while flocked with a small army of noise and metal artists including Hunter Hunt-Hendrix’s Liturgy, experimental Orthrelm/Krallice guitarist Mick Barr, and Robin Carolan of Tri Angle Records. The following night was anchored by Gang Gang Dance, Prince Rama, Psychic Paramount, and a group show of visual artists including Spencer Sweeney, Tony Cox, William Stone, and Daniel Higgs.

Last year, Basilica opened its factory door to renowned visual artist Matthew Barney and his collaborator, composer Jonathan Bepler. For the event, Barney and Bepler orchestrated a one-time piece that found Julianna Barwick, Evian Christ, Pig Destroyer, and Pharmakon playing simultaneously to a score composed by Bepler with words arranged by Barney. The event also featured a performance by artist Genevieve Snow, readings by seminal punk legend Richard Hell and ex-Whitehouse noisemaker Peter Sotos, and musical sets from DIIV, Sky Ferreira, Cass McCombs, No Joy, Pure X, leading African Kora player Malang Djobeh, and Teengirl Fantasy.

That weekend turned out to be something special and very unlike the usual glutted music festival. As the NY Times said of BSS last year: “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.” 

BSS is currently offering an Early Bird Special $50 Weekend Pass.Closer to the event, BSS will provide information about camping, hotel and b&b housing.

About Basilica Hudson
Artist owned and operated since 2010, Basilica Hudson is a reclaimed 19th century factory converted into an art, performance, production and event space.  Only two hours from New York City, and located just steps from the Hudson Amtrak station on the waterfront of the historic city of Hudson, New York.  The 17,000 square feet of a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces constructed of industrial materials with a diverse floor plan, makesBasilicaHudsonan ideallocation for music, film and art festivals and events.

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