About this Artist
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.
In 2023, The Living Earth Show will make its European debut, performing Elemental View (a collaboration with Ellen Fullman) as part of the Rewire Festival in The Hague and Tremble Staves as part of the Ultima Festival in Oslo. Earthy Records will also release new albums The Living Earth Show created in collaboration with Sarah Hennies and Terry Berlier (A Kind of Ache), Ellen Fullman (Elemental View), Adrian Knight (Idea to Life: Success Stories) and Zachary James Watkins (AFFIRMATIVE ACTION).
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).