The Living Earth Show
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 pushes 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 and contemporary chamber 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 is simultaneously one of the premiere contemporary chamber ensembles in the United States, a groundbreaking production company (TLES Productions), and uncompromising record label (Earthy Records). 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, progressive new work.
Recent live highlights include productions at SF Performances (Lyra: a collaboration with Post:ballet, filmmaker Ben Tarquin, and composer Samuel Adams), SXSW (performing with COMMANDO, TLES’s queer and trans nü metal collective), Sutro Baths (Tremble Staves: a collaboration with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Raven Chacon and 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 composer M. Lamar), and Spoleto Festival USA.
- Tremble Staves (Fusebox Presents)