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Cal Poly’s ‘RSVP: Soundings’ to Feature Percussion Trio line upon line June 1-2

Contact: Michele Abba


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Music Department’s music technology and composition students will present “RSVP: Soundings” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 1 and 2, in the Pavilion of the Performing Arts Center.

Student composers will collaborate with guest ensemble line upon line to premiere original interdisciplinary work for percussion, electronics and dance.

“In preparation for the shows, the students have been investigating the role of AI in the creation of music, including its implications on culture, automation and what it means to be sentient,” said Julie Herndon, the faculty director.

Featured composers and artists on the program include Will Chant, Kamilee Costa, Ben Geil, Madison Holmes, Eli Lazar, Shay Lyon, Ari Maman, Victoria Reyes, Aldo Rominger, William Terlinden, Vinny “Hauward” Ako, Matthew Borin, Alyse Murray, Yumin Park, Philip Schremp, Francis Truong, Josh Versace and Jeremiah White.

The dancers — students and alumni of the Cal Poly Theatre and Dance Department — will perform original choreography featuring Allie Smith, Audrey Johnson, Aviv Kesar, Candice Espitia, Carly Morris, Chloe Rosero, Emily Olster, Evan Ricaurté, Horacio Heredia, Kaitlyn Kelly and Melissa Evans. Lead choreographer Evan Ricaurté is a Cal Poly graduate (Architecture, ’20), who is as an associate designer at Andrew Goodwin Designs in San Luis Obispo. While at Cal Poly, Ricaurté was active in the Theatre and Dance Department as a performer, choreographer and director for numerous concerts and productions.


Three members of the line upon line group
Members of line upon line, from left, Matthew Teodori, Adam Bedell and Cullen Faulk. The percussion trio from Austin, Texas, has been active since 2009.

Photo by  Rino Pizzi

line upon line is a percussion trio from Austin, Texas, that has been active since 2009. The group champions the work of living composers and pursues the musically unfamiliar. The trio — Adam Bedell, Cullen Faulk and Matthew Teodori — has premiered nearly 100 new works for percussion.

Tickets are $20 general, $10 students and can be purchased from the Cal Poly Ticket Office between noon and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To order by phone, call 805-SLO-4TIX (805-756-4849). Event parking is sponsored by the PAC.

The concert is sponsored by Cal Poly’s Music Department. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-756-2406 or visit the department’s calendar website.