The Living Earth Show presents:
Septmeber 21 at Z Below
The Living Earth Show’s percussionist and artistic director Andy Meyerson offers an idiosyncratic and haunting solo percussion recital exploring tension, resonance, ritual, and control. The show is designed to push the limits of what a percussionist, a performer, and the human body is capable. The result is an evening of music that is as intensely emotional as it is virtuosic, using percussion as a site for the examination of violence, queerness, agency, and beauty.
Adrian Knight: "Humble Servant"
Sarah Hennies: "Kisses"
Samuel Adams: "Surface"
Amadeus Regucera: "imy/ily"
Christopher Cerrone: "A Natural History of Vacant Lots"
All works written for Andy Meyerson
About the Living Earth Show:
Called “outstanding” by the San Francisco Chronicle, “transcendent” by the Charleston City Paper, and “a fully distorted perpetual motion of awesome” by I Care If You Listen, The Living Earth Show (guitarist Travis Andrews and percussionist Andy Meyerson) is a megaphone and canvas for some of the world’s most progressive artists. One of the premiere contemporary chamber arts ensembles in the United States, The Living Earth Show received the grand prize in the SAVVY Chamber Arts Competition and runner-up in the open division of the M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, has commissioned and premiered over 60 new works by some of the most vital composers in the world, and released two critically acclaimed albums, and has performed, lectured, and given masterclasses across the country.
Memorizing every work it performs, The Living Earth Show thrives on pushing the boundaries of technical and artistic possibility in its presentation of commissioned electro-acoustic chamber music. It has presented seasons of commissioned multimedia productions since 2011, working with dance companies, visual artists, sculptors, poets, and other musicians to craft compelling, immersive, San Francisco-centric work. The ensemble has commissioned and premiered works by such composers as Anna Meredith, Timo Andres, Nicole Lizée, M. Lamar, Raven Chacon, Christopher Cerrone, Alireza Mashayekhi, Jacob Cooper, Brian Ferneyhough, Samuel Adams, Ken Ueno, Luciano Chessa, Danny Clay, Sharmi Basu, Ted Hearne, Sarah Hennies, Morgan Craft, Adrian Knight, Ava Mendoza, Alden Jenks, and Zachary James Watkins. Many of these commissions can be found on the group’s critically acclaimed albums High Art (Innova Records, 2013) and Dance Music (New Amsterdam Records, 2016). Their recording of M. Lamar’s Lordship & Bondage: The Birth of the Negro Superman was released on Negrogothic in February 2019, and the COMMANDO album will be released in the 19/20 season.