Eighteen acts, both soloists and ensembles, will perform in an uninterrupted stream of long-tone music during the 24-Hour Drone, which starts at noon Saturday and ends at noon Sunday. The site is Basilica Hudson, a former industrial space near the riverbanks on Front Street in Hudson. Intrepid audience members are encouraged to bring mats, blankets and provisions, though food and drink will be available for purchase. Ticket holders will be allowed to stay for any duration of time. This is one concert where falling asleep will not be a faux pas.
“We’re depending on the people in the room contributing to what’s happening in the music,” co-curator Sarah Van Buren said. “We’re going through an ordeal and there will be healing moments as we sleep and dream together.”