MARCH 11, 2011
“The catalogue of forms is endless: until every shape has found its city, new cities will continue to be born. When the forms exhaust their variety and come apart, the end of cities begins.” - Italo Calvino
Travis Weller of Austin’s New Music Co-op presents a very special composition utilizing the architecture of the Visual Arts Center. ‘The end of cities’ is a piece for percussion trio composed specifically for the metal awning over the Kayem Arbor, using only resonant sounds inherent in the structure. It was commissioned by the UT Visual Arts Center and performed by line upon line
About Travis Weller
Travis Weller is a native Texas composer and instrument builder, and has been a violinist for over twenty years. He helped to found the Austin New Music Co-op in 2002. His music has been commissioned by ensembles in Europe and various cities around the US. A performer and advocate of new and experimental music, Travis has collaborated with and premiered new works by many artists including Ellen Fullman, John Butcher, Phill Niblock, Olivia Block, Radu Malfatti, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jeph Jerman, Tristan Perich, Pauline Oliveros, Michael Pisaro, and Arnold Dreyblatt.
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About line upon line
LINE UPON LINE formed in 2009 out of a passion for playing percussion chamber music by some of the most important composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. To date, the group’s appearances include the 2nd and 3rd Round Top Percussion Festivals, SUNY Buffalo, Baylor University, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin Museum of Art, The Long Center and more. line upon line is Adam Bedell, Cullen Faulk and Matthew Teodori.
Videography by Thomas Humphreys