Austin-based percussion to offer clinic, perform at Louisiana Tech

Mar 13, 2013 | Liberal Arts

“line upon line percussion,” a progressive and talented trio committed to seeking new ways for percussion instruments to advance contemporary music, will visit Louisiana Tech University, March 18, for an afternoon masterclass/clinic at 3:00 p.m. in the Howard Center Recital Hall and an evening concert in Howard Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

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Both events are free, but donations are encouraged and appreciated. The Austin-based trio was nominated for an Austin Critics’ Table Award in 2011 and 2012 for Best Classical Ensemble.  They have been called “the premier new music percussion ensemble in Texas and the South” by The Austinist.  “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. To date, the ensemble has commissioned and premiered eight new works for percussion with 13 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.  Most recently, they performed a showcase concert at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. For more information about attending these events, contact Gregory Lyons in Louisiana Tech’s School of Performing Arts at (318) 257-5470 or