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Kahane’s Book of Travelers

Gabriel Kahane’s new album, Book of Travelers, stems from an almost 9,000 mile journey by train where Kahane disconnected from digital life and connected with people, in person. Kahane was interviewed on PBS about the piece, and its genesis: To hear samples of the recording, please click here. Read The New Yorker’s Alex Ross about […]


The Fiction Issue, a collaboration with the string quartet Brooklyn Rider, is Gabriel Kahane’s first album of chamber music, comprising three pieces written between 2011 and 2015. The title work, featuring Shara Worden, was commissioned by Carnegie Hall, and premiered in 2012. It was revised in 2014. Bradbury Studies (2014-2015), for quartet alone, is a […]


Gabriel Kahane’s astonishing tour of THE AMBASSADOR comes to Brooklyn’s BAM this week for 3 performances at the BAM Harvey Theater. You can view the Ambassador Atlas here. Purchase the album: View the BAM Trailer: You can read more and listen to excerpts here.

Kahane’s THE AMBASSADOR released on Sony Masterworks

From Die Hard to the architecture of Richard Neutra and R.M. Schindler, from Blade Runner to the fiction of James M. Cain and Raymond Chandler, and from fires, riots, and earthquakes to the lives of so many Americans who have looked to Southern California as a panacea, Gabriel Kahane’s The Ambassador draws its inspiration from […]


Commissioned by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for their 40th anniversary, Gabriel’s Guide to the 48 States is a tribute to the New Deal’s W.P.A. project. Compiled from text in the American Guide series, a collection of guidebooks that were commissioned to provide employment for writers during the depression, they provide a fascinating picture of America […]

Kahane’s FEBRUARY HOUSE recording is released

After its extended run at New York City’s Public Theater, the original cast recording of February House has been released on the Storysound label. The show is based on Sherill Tippins’ book, which brings to life the story of what was possibly the most fertile and improbable live-in salon of the twentieth century. Known as […]