October 27, 2013 featuring The Living Earth Show

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Comprised of guitarist Travis Andrews, percussionist Andrew Meyerson, and a bevy of electronic accoutrements, The Living Earth Show is a San Francisco-­based classical duo. Called “a vanguard effort of new chamber music” (San Francisco Examiner), “a much­-sought-­after presence on the indie­ classical scene” (SF Classical Voice), and “a fantastically distorted perpetual motion of awesome” (icareifyoulisten.com), The Living Earth Show has been presenting dynamic performances of electro-­acoustic contemporary classical compositions since 2010.

The Living Earth Show’s 2013 season will include a slew of new commissions, collaborations, recordings, and performances. The ensemble will be presenting the world premieres of compositions written for the group by such composers as Ken Ueno, Dan Becker, Luciano Chessa, Nick Vasallo, Chris Cerrone, Juraj Kojs, and Andy Akiho. The season will also feature the United States premiere of Brian Ferneyhough’s Renvoi/Shards, written in 2008 for quartertone vibraphone and quartertone electric guitar. The group will also be working in collaboration with Sqwonk, America’s favorite bass clarinet duo, to perform and record a new transcription for guitar, percussion, and two bass clarinets of Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. In March of 2013, the Living Earth Show will be releasing its debut album, White Blood Cells, featuring works written for the ensemble by Samuel Carl Adams, Timothy Andres, Adrian Knight, and Jon Russell. In addition to performances and masterclasses around the country, the duo will be an ensemble in residence at the Center for New Music in San Francisco.

When not performing as The Living Earth Show, Andrew and Travis deftly navigate the complicatedly hyphenated subgenres of the contemporary popular music landscape as members of experimental chamber­-indie band Makeunder, electro­-pop outfit Tim Carr and the The Dumpy Broads, and thrash avant­-metal power trio Freighter. The Living Earth Show is a fiscally-­sponsored affiliate of the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music.

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