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The University of Southampton

line upon line Event

Professional Recital Series
13:00 - 13:50
6 March 2017
Turner Sims Salisbury Road Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Louise Johnson on 02380598424 or email .

Event details

This Austin-based, prize-winning, percussion trio kick off their UK tour at Turner Sims.

line upon line
employs percussion for fervent, communal experiences that we believe are essential for human beings to thrive. To date, the Austin-based trio has commissioned and premiered fifteen new works, four of which appear on their full-length, self-titled album. The group’s in-house creative project, seeing times are not hidden, won top prize at the 2011 Music in Architecture-Architecture in Music Symposium at the University of Texas at Austin. The work involves over 1000 glass, metal and hardwood chimes suspended from the three arches of Waller Creek Bridge. In April 2013, line upon line gave the North American premiere of Hugues Dufourt’s massive evening-length masterpiece, Erewhon, which enlists the use of nearly 150 percussion instruments. The group’s self-presented concert series, now entering its fourth year, was listed as one of the Top 10 Dance/Classical Music Treasures of 2014 by the Austin Chronicle. Its 2015-2016 opener, soft, received an honorable mention in the most recent version of the award. Lumen, a 2016 collaborative project commissioned by Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre, received a specially created Site for Sore Eyes Award by the Austin Critics’ Table "for invigorating collaboration of dance and music in site-specific performance."

Formed in 2009, line upon line percussion consists of its three original members, Adam Bedell, Cullen Faulk and Matthew Teodori. The trio uses Mapex drums, Remo drumheads, Sabian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks and Grover Pro Percussion accessories.

The trio has twice been named "Best Ensemble" by the Austin Critics' Table and is currently a member of the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster. The Austinist called line upon line “the premier new music percussion ensemble in Texas and the South” and the Austin American-Statesman considers the group “a riveting, always-surprising and delightful trio.”


Okho (198 - Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001)
The Great Knot (2011) - Thomas Meadowcroft (b. 1972)
[99 Words] (2014) - Andrew Greenwald (b. 1980)
Van Gogh from Space (2015) - Steve Snowden (b. 1981)

Free admission






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