PHOTOS

+High Res Photo 1 (Credit: Rino Pizzi)

+High Res Photo 2 (Credit: Rino Pizzi)

+High Res Photo 3 (Credit: Rino Pizzi)


quotes

"always innovative"

"intrepid, adventurous"

"a riveting, always-surprising and delightful trio"

"avid (rabid?) supporters of new compositions and emerging composers"

'These more experimental concerts are opportunities to push out boundaries, shake off the doldrums and try new things."

"all its [Iannis Xenakis's Okho] bombastic bravado punctuated with pin-point perfect entries that can only come from years of playing together"

"an internationally-touring ensemble with a burgeoning audience that has received critical acclaim and now stands among the most sought-after collaborators on Austin’s arts scene"

-Austin American-Statesman

 

"explorers in the realm of rhythm and aural texture"

"every performance of line upon line's that I've heard has been compelling"

"Even without the free beer and Easy Tiger pretzels, these intimate concerts would be a don't-miss delight. The rhythmic explorations and world-class musicmaking never fail to get my pulse pounding.''

'The notion of Teodori, Faulk, and Bedell as explorers isn't exactly original, but it bears repeating after a program like first, which featured four new works, every one of them experimental and boundary-pushing in some aspect."

-Austin Chronicle

 

"the premier new music percussion ensemble in Texas and the South"

-The Austinist

 

"Watching LUL reminds me of my rock band days when we’d get home from a tour flush with road chops, except that these guys play like this all the time."

-NewMusicBox.org

 


programs

STAPLES

Steve Reich Drumming Part 1
John Cage Amores
Toru Takemitsu Rain Tree
John Luther Adams always very soft
Iannis Xenakis Okho

Percussion trios by time-honored composers.

21ST

Rick Burkhardt Great Hymn of Thanksgiving
Michelle Lou untitled three-part construction
Sam Pluta Matrices
Thomas Meadowcroft The Great Knot (audio coming soon)
OR
Matthew Shlomowitz Popular Contexts #6 (audio coming soon)

Our favorite percussion trios from this century. 

 

LAURENT

Laurent Durupt Sonate en triOhm WATCH 
Laurent Durupt Spirals (A line upon line commission premiering March 2018, supported by the FACE Contemporary Music Fund, a program of FACE with major support from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, SACEM, Institut français, and the Florence Gould Foundation.)

Two extraordinary trios by an ascending French composer.

 

OURS

Steven Snowden A Man with a Gun Lives Here WATCH
Andrew Greenwald [99 Words] WATCH
Jessie Marino 737-800 
Charlie Sdraulig many translations
Andrew Watts A Spike of Resistance WATCH 
Constantin Basica Fugue for Bells, Beans and Bugs

Works written specifically for line upon line. 

 

MASTERPIECES

Steve Reich Drumming SHORT CLIP
A 20th-century masterpiece by “America’s greatest living composer” (The Village VOICE). 


Iannis Xenakis Persephassa
Iannis Xenakis Pléïades
“Xenakis has developed a music of truly majestic otherness. It is an alien shard, glimmering in the heart of the West.”                             -Ben Watson, The Wire

 

Mixing and matching any of the above rep is welcome.  

 

UPCOMING COLLABORATIONS

Premiering in Austin and San Diego in Spring 2018, a new collaboration with the five composers/performers of Ensemble Pamplemousse, “one of the most distinctive new music ensembles in New York.” (George Grella, New Music Daily)

 

Premiering in Austin and Melbourne, Australia in Fall 2019, KILN is an evening-length work by Timothy McCormack for line upon line and ELISION, one of the world’s preeminent new music ensembles. ELISION has performed at venues such as the Hebbel Theater Berlin, the Berlin Philharmonie, Saitama Arts Theatre Tokyo, Pompidou Centre, Sydney Opera House, Queensland Art Gallery, and Vienna Konzerthaus; at festivals such as Wien Modern, Maerzmusik, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Festival Ars Musica of Brussels, Züricher TheaterSpektakel, the 50th Warsaw Autumn Festival, Ultima Oslo, TRANSIT Leuven, Spitalfields London, the Chekov International Theatre Festival Moscow, and Festival d’Automne à Paris.

 

UNIVERSITY OFFERINGS

For composers:

Readings

Talks about writing for percussion and our commissioning process

 

For percussionists:

Ensemble coachings

Talks about getting your work out and thinking longterm 

 

For general music students:

Talks about being self-starters, making space for what you do

 

For music business students:

Talks about running a nonprofit organization