The Living Earth Show
Travis Andrews, guitar
Andy Meyerson, percussion
“Samuel Adams’ serenely spacious score — mostly gentle, slightly rumpled harmonies with the occasional electronic overlay — gets a gorgeous, understated rendition by the Living Earth Show…” -- San Francisco Chronicle
Deemed “outstanding” (San Francisco Chronicle), “transcendent” (Charleston City Paper) and one of the “22 for ‘22 performers to watch,” (Washington Post), The Living Earth Show–guitarist Travis Andrews and percussionist Andy Meyerson–represents the future of American contemporary and experimental chamber music.
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 foreground BIPOC and LGBTQ+ artists, facilitating the creation of their most ambitious musical visions and creating work that reflects and responds to our world.
Based in San Francisco, The Living Earth Show has presented seasons of commissioned multimedia productions since 2011, working with dance companies, visual artists, sculptors, poets, and other musicians to craft compelling, immersive, California-centric productions.
Simultaneously one of the premiere contemporary chamber ensembles in the United States, a groundbreaking production company (TLES Productions), and record label (Earthy Records), The Living Earth Show collaborates with composers, other musicians, and artists across disciplines to create uncompromising, ambitious, progressive new works that reflect and respond to our world.
Recent live highlights include productions at SF Performances (Lyra: a collaboration with Post:ballet, filmmaker Ben Tarquin, and composer Samuel Adams), Transgress Fest (headlining first US festival foregrounding trans punk artists with COMMANDO, TLES’s queer and trans nü metal collective), 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 Spoleto Festival USA.
In 2022, The Living Earth Show inaugurated Earthy Records, an experimental chamber music record label of innovative, virtuosic chamber music. The label’s first year will feature albums created with Danny Clay (Music for Hard Times) and Samuel Adams (Lyra) released in collaboration with filmmakers and visual artists.
Committed to supporting the next generation of artistic thinkers, The Living Earth Show has been in residence at University of Maryland (2021), the Music Department at Stanford University (2019), the University of Michigan Center for World Performance Studies (2019), University of California Davis (2022), and University of South Carolina (2018).