COUNTRY United States
Formed in 2009, line upon line percussion is committed to seeking new ways for percussion instruments to advance contemporary music. To date, the ensemble has commissioned and premiered 7 new works for percussion with 14 additional works currently in the collaborative process. In 2011, the Austin-based trio released a disc of commissioned, homegrown music and premiered their award winning project, seeing times are not hidden, a site-specific work for custom chimes.
In 2011 and 2012, the trio was nominated for an Austin Critics' Table Award for Best Classical Ensemble. The Austinist called line upon line "the premier new music percussion ensemble in Texas and the South."
line upon line maintains educational and outreach roles with the Austin Chamber Music Center and has performed and taught at numerous academic institutions around the country. November 2012 will mark their first appearance at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. The group has previously performed at SXSW, Fast Forward Austin and the International Festival-Institute at Round Top.
line upon line percussion uses Mapex drums, Remo drumheads, Sabian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks and Grover Pro Percussion accessories.
Sao Paulo State Symphony Orchestra (osesp), Percorso Ensemble, Duo Contexto, University Of Sao Paulo (usp)