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Line Upon Line Percussion

Line Upon Line Percussion performs a sonic adventure at The Myrna Loy on Friday, with several percussion popups downtown in the two days leading up to the performance.

Line Upon Line Percussion, a daring and innovative percussion trio from Austin, Texas, will perform at The Myrna Loy at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The Austin Chronicle calls them “sonic daredevils,” while The Austinist lauds them as "the premier new music percussion ensemble in Texas and the South."

“Come curious. Come open-minded. Be open to hearing some sounds that aren’t familiar or aren’t normally part of your listening,” said group founder Matthew Teodori in a press release. “Bring your adventurous self.

“For sure we’ll be playing some Steve Reich — arguably the most famous living American composer,” he said. “There will be some things with electronics,” plus some works they have commissioned.

“It’s music that people haven’t been typically exposed to in the past," Teodori said. "We’re wanting to share some new sounds with people they haven’t heard before and give people a new perspective on what music is and what music can be.”

There will likely be bongos, as well as some highly unusual cymbals and snare drums and some other surprises.

“The jumping off point is percussion instruments,” Teodori said, “but we don’t play them in a traditional way.”

Prior to the concert, the trio will be out in the community doing some workshops and miniconcerts.

At 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, they’ll play a pop-up concert at Ten Mile Creek Brewery, where audience members are invited to join in.

On Thursday, the ensemble will host a noontime free public “percussion happening” on the walking mall at the Pan Handler. They’ll also conduct a student workshop at CR Anderson Middle School. 

At 10 a.m. Friday, they'll do a workshop with students from Intermountain Children’s Home.

Tickets for The Myrna Loy concert are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and are available at themyrnaloy.com, by calling 443-0287, or at the box office at 15 N. Ewing St.

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