The Living Earth Show
Travis Andrews, guitar
Andy Meyerson, percussion
Celebrating eleven years of “outstanding” (San Francisco Chronicle) and “transcendent” (Charleston City Paper) performances, The Living Earth Show–guitarist Travis Andrews and percussionist Andy Meyerson–is a megaphone and canvas for the world’s most progressive artists. One of the premiere contemporary chamber ensembles in the United States, The Living Earth Show exists to push the boundaries of technical and artistic possibility while amplifying voices, perspectives, and bodies that the classical music tradition has often excluded. The organization uses the tools of experimental classical music to facilitate the creation of their collaborators’ most ambitious musical visions and create work that reflects and responds to our world.
The organization’s most recent live season (2019-20) included performances at the Spoleto Festival USA, Sutro Baths (Tremble Staves: a collaboration with the National Parks Service), Davies Symphony Hall (a collaboration with the San Francisco Girls’ Chorus), The Met Cloisters (Lordship & Bondage: The Birth of the Negro Superman: a collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art), and ODC Theater for a presentation of a festival in honor of The Living Earth Show’s 10th anniversary.
Committed to supporting the next generation of artistic thinkers, The Living Earth Show has been in residence at the Clarice Center at the University of Maryland (2020-21), Stanford University (2019), the University of Michigan Center for World Performance Studies (2019), University of California Davis (2018), and University of South Carolina (2018).
The Living Earth Show has released numerous critically acclaimed albums, including M. Lamar’s Lordship & Bondage: The Birth of the Negro Superman (2019) and the mixed repertoire compendiums Dance Music (2016) and High Art (2013). Upcoming productions include Sahba Aminkia’s Shahnameh: Book of Kings, Sarah Hennies and Terry Berlier’s A Kind of Ache, and the debut album by COMMANDO: a nü metal project organized by The Living Earth Show foregrounding some of the most legendary LGBTQIA POC rappers, singers, and yellers in the country.