Gabriel Kahane, Composer
About Gabriel Kahane, Composer
8980: Book of Travelers is an attempt to rediscover and celebrate our collective humanity in the face of deep political and cultural divisions. The day after the 2016 presidential election, Gabriel Kahane set out on an 8,980-mile train trip around the continental United States with no phone or internet connection. The song cycle/monodrama that resulted etches a series of intimate character studies. Kahane is an American composer with a barrier-breaking career whose major label debut recording was deemed “one of the year’s very best albums” by Rolling Stone. He is also the son of 1981 Cliburn finalist and renowned conductor Jeffrey Kahane.