credit: Rino Pizzi
Formed in 2009, line upon line exists to strengthen others and to challenge the status quo. To date, the Austin-based trio has premiered twenty-nine new works by composers such as Andrew Greenwald, Jessie Marino, Alex Mincek, Kate Soper and Steve Snowden, in addition to performing the greatest existing music for percussion instruments by influential composers such as John Cage, Steve Reich and Iannis Xenakis.
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 group’s self-presented concert series, now in its fifth year, was listed as one of the Austin Chronicle’s Top 10 Dance/Classical Music Treasures. 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.”
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