The Living Earth Show
Friday, Sept. 28, 2018
The Living Earth Show, a guitar and percussion duo from the California Bay Area that
memorizes every work it performs, won USC’s 2017 Savvy Chamber Competition with a
virtuosic program that was both hilarious and thought-provoking. The socially conscious
ensemble engages complicated topics head-on, from the relationship of race and sexual
identity to the arts and to themselves as performers to the way art passes from one
generation to the next.
The Living Earth Show’s Southern Exposure concert features a smorgasbord of different styles, including dance work with electronics by Daniel Wohl; a Persian-inspired piece by Sahba Aminikia; a work using scraped tiles and microtonal guitar by Raven Chacon; and a work that collaborates with numerous contemporary composers to deconstruct some of classical music’s most iconic pieces.