PHOTOS

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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

 

‘sonic daredevils’

"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."

‘line upon line's Adam Bedell, Cullen Faulk, and Matthew Teodori revel in the making of sounds – the stranger and more challenging, the better – and excel at transmuting what might first strike our ear as random noises into music.’

-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 LISTEN
OR
Matthew Shlomowitz Popular Contexts #6 LISTEN

Our favorite percussion trios from this century. 

 

LAURENT

Laurent Durupt Sonate en triOhm WATCH 
Spirales

Two extraordinary trios by an ascending French composer.

 

OURS

Aaron Cassidy A republic of spaces
Andrew Greenwald [99 Words] WATCH
Bryan Jacobs Blocks and Birds
Jessie Marino (2018 Rome Prize winner) 737-800 WATCH
Charlie Sdraulig many translations WATCH
Steven Snowden A Man with a Gun Lives Here WATCH

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
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                       

 

UPCOMING COLLABORATIONS

A new work by Mauricio Pauly

A new work by 2018 Rome Prize winner, Michelle Lou

Premiering in Austin and Melbourne, Australia in Fall 2019, KILN is an evening-length work by 2018 Ernst von Siemens Composer Prize winner Timothy McCormack for line upon line and ELISION, one of the world’s preeminent new music ensembles.

 

UNIVERSITY OFFERINGS

For composers:

Readings

Talks about writing for percussion and our commissioning/collaborative process

 

For percussionists:

Ensemble coachings

Talks about growth and longterm thinking 

 

For general music students:

Talks about self-starting, creating space for your artform

 

For music business students:

Talks about nonprofit management