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Southern Exposure New Music Series Opens The Season on Sept. 28

An outlandishly creative duo, The Living Earth Show, presents  “American Music”

The Bay Area-based guitar and percussion duo The Living Earth Show first came to the attention of the Columbia’s music community when they won the June 2017 SAVVY Chamber Competition, a chamber music competition that evaluates ensembles on both artistic excellence and innovative event design.

Southern Exposure opens its season of free concerts on Friday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at USC School of Music Recital Hall (813 Assembly Street). Arrive early for this popular series as seats fill to capacity.

Sponsored in part by Spark: Carolina’s Music Leadership Laboratory, the outlandishly creative duo is working with music students and faculty in a UofSC residency from September 24–28, culminating with the Friday evening concert.  

Titled “American Music,” The Living Earth Show’s diverse program features new music by eight young composers, each of whom was born in, immigrated to, or uses musical traditions created within the current borders of the United States, and in particular investigates the role of geography in shaping musical language. Prepare for musical and visual surprises – you will hear exotic tuning systems, instruments as unusual as blocks of Jell-O, and be immersed in a work that depends as much on the use of light as it does on sound.

The Program

Selections from “Family Sing-A-Long & Game Night” - Nicole Lizée (Born in 1973 in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, Canada)
“Tributary” - Raven Chacon (Born 1977 in Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation)
“Junction” - Daniel Wohl (Born 1980 in Paris, France)
“Torkaman” (Hossein Alizadeh) - Sahba Aminikia (Born in 1981 in Tehran, Iran)
“Bolero” (Maurice Ravel) - Sarah Hennies (Born 1979 in Louisville, KY, United States)
Selections from “24 Preludes + Fugues” - Dennis Aman (Born 1971 in Alameda, CA, United States)
“Double Happiness” - Christopher Cerrone (Born 1984 in Huntington, NY, United States)
“Inkless Imagination VIII: For Geoffrey Hartman (The Boy of Winander)” - Luciano Chessa (Born 1971 in Sassari, Italy)

Artist Exposure
This Southern Exposure concert features visual art by Columbia-based painter and muralist Michael Krajewski in the USC Music Library, School of Music second floor, during the weeks surrounding the concert.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.