The Living Earth Show
Called “a vanguard effort of new chamber music” by the San Francisco Examiner, “transcendent” by the Charleston City Paper, and “a fully distorted perpetual motion of awesome” by I Care If You Listen, THE LIVING EARTH SHOW–a Bay Area new music initiative–exists as a megaphone and canvas for some of the world’s most progressive artists. Comprised of electric guitarist Travis Andrews and percussionist Andy Meyerson, the ensemble commissions, curates, organizes, and promotes these composers through challenging them to realize their most ambitious creative visions. Whether through live performance (in the form of multi-media productions of commissioned, evening-length compositions), audio and video recordings, or educational outreach, the ensemble crafts musical experiences that engage both its collaborators and its audience.
Memorizing every work it performs, The Living Earth Show thrives on pushing the boundaries of technical and artistic possibility in its presentation of commissioned electro-acoustic chamber music. The ensemble has commissioned and premiered works by such diverse composers as Timo Andres, Brian Ferneyhough, Samuel Adams, Ken Ueno, Luciano Chessa, Ted Hearne, Jon Russell, Adrian Knight, Alden Jenks, Nick Vasallo, and Matt Marks. Several of these commissions were recorded for the group’s critically acclaimed debut album, High Art, which was released through Innova Records in 2013. The ensemble has been presented at universities and conservatories across the country, and has served as featured artists at festivals including Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, the Tribeca New Music Festival in Manhattan, Switchboard Music Festival in San Francisco, Fast Forward Austin, MicroFest in Los Angeles, and 12 Nights in Miami.