Cat toys on snare drums: Making music with Line Upon Line

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Sand poured through a plastic funnel. Water glasses filled at varying levels. Wind-up cat toys unleashed on a snare drum.

The always inventive Austin trio Line Upon Line Percussion uses just about anything to create sound.

This weekend Line Upon Line launches “Reich,” a celebration of pioneering American minimalist composer Steve Reich in his 80th year.

Adam Bedell, Cullen Faulk and Matt Teodori will be joined by several other musicians to perform Reich’s sprawling music.

Next weekend, again bolstered by extra percussionists, the trio performs Reich’s masterpiece “Drumming” in a collaboration with Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company.

Read our profile of Line Upon Line Percussion.


For “Lumen,” a collaboration with Andrea Ariel Dance Company, Line Upon Line used wind-up cat toys on a snare drum


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