“Kahane’s work . . . is, first and foremost, an exercise in lyric beauty. He sings in a warm, resonant, melancholic baritone, which coasts upward into a plaintive falsetto. He plays the piano with a poetic touch...and his music is suffused with idiosyncratic, enriched tonal harmony . . . he is one of the finest, most searching songwriters of the day.” — The New Yorker
Hailed by The New Yorker as “one of the finest, most searching songwriters of the day,” Gabriel Kahane has often approached his work from the vantage point of an observer. With Magnificent Bird, Kahane tells his own story in a collection of songs written in self-imposed isolation — a full year off the internet.
Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “a gorgeous, intimate collection of ten musical snapshots,” Kahane shuttles between quotidian observations and the overlapping national and global crises to create a portrait of life in the roiling chaos of the 21st century. He performs with the Grammy Award-winning Attacca Quartet.
Funds provided by the Henry Mancini Tribute Fund.
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