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October 27th, 2020, 5:15 and 6:15PM

line upon line will perform a set of works for amplified plants, amplified cactus and even a few more typical percussion instruments, with special guest, dancer Rosalyn Nasky. Concepts the program is built around include “being green,” friendship, what belongs and what doesn’t, and comfortability.

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Cathy van Eck groene ruis (2007)
Steve Snowden Land of the Living (2012)
Cassie Wieland weeds (2018)


Formed in 2009, line upon line is considered “a riveting, always-surprising and delightful trio” by the Austin American-Statesman. The Austin-based group has premiered nearly 50 new works for percussion by composers such as Aaron Cassidy, Laurent Durupt, Andrew Greenwald, Michelle Lou, Jessie Marino, Claudia Molitor and Mauricio Pauly and has worked with composers at Stanford University, the University of Huddersfield, University of Liverpool, City University of London and Monash University (Melbourne, Australia).

In Texas, the group has taught at UT Austin (Spring 2018) and performed at the 2013 and 2017 Fusebox Festivals, Menil Collection (Houston), Victoria Bach Festival and International Festival-Institute at Round Top. 

Nationally, line upon line has performed and taught in twenty-two different states, at two Percussive Arts Society International Conventions, at the 2017 Festival of New American Music (Sacramento) and The Myrna Loy Center (Helena, MT). 

Internationally, the group has performed at the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music (Australia), Open Circuit Festival (Liverpool), in Basel (Hochschule für Musik), Berlin (Unerhörte Musik), Cologne (Loft Köln), Freiburg (Hochschule für Musik) and London (City, University of London) and has taught at the Conservatoriums in Melbourne and Sydney, London (Guildhall School of Music & Drama), Manchester (Royal Northern College of Music) and Tours (Le pôle Aliénor).

line upon line consists of its three original members, Adam Bedell, Cullen Faulk and Matthew Teodori. 


COLLIDE  is generously supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, New Music USA, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc, the Texas Music Office, the REA Charitable Trust, and the Mid America Arts Alliance.