The Morning Feed: News from Basilica Soundscape & Other Fall Arts Happenings

Basilica Soundscape, now in its third year, brings music and art to Hudson, New York.

Basilica Soundscape, now in its third year, brings music and art to Hudson, New York.

Lots of fall arts happenings underway despite the fact that it’s only mid-September. The thick culture calendar is enough to make one push away from the desk and not return to work until late November. Luckily, there are correspondents providing digital connections for worker bees too busy to get out of the office.

Entering its third year, theBasilica Soundscape returned to Hudson, New York this past weekend with an installation by Sterling Ruby and a pop-up shop alongside its headline lineup of musicians performing at Basilica Hudson, the town’s historic train wheel factory-turned performance space.

Acts included Swans, Deafheaven, Tim Hecker and Julia Holter and Richard Reed Parry.

Basilica Hudson Creative Directors Melissa Auf Der Maur and Tony Stone curated the festival along with Pitchfork Senior Editor Brandon Stosuy and Brian De Ran of Leg Up Management.

New York-based music writer Will Oliver, founder of the blog We All Want Something To Shout For, provided essential coverage for those of us forced to experience the festival digitally.

The debut Sustain-Release Festival brings house and techno music to Camp Lakota in Wurtsboro, New York.

The debut Sustain-Release Festival brings house and techno music to Camp Lakota in Wurtsboro, New York.

As if Basilica Soundscape wasn’t enough to put a Hipster Star on Upstate New York this weekend, the debut edition of Sustain-Release, a new music festival, took place at Camp Lakota in Wurtsboro, New York.

Artist and musician Aurora Halal and music writer and promoter Zara Wladawsky co-curated Sustain Release with dance avant-garde and techno talent including MGUN and XOSAR and RROSE.

Camp Lakota’s capacity kept attendance to 500 people. That might explain the trickling feedback out of Wurtsboro, well that and the all-night DJ sets.

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