Magnificent Bird is a chronicle, in story and song, of the final month of an entire year off the internet. In this intensely personal show, Gabriel Kahane explores quiet, domestic concerns of marriage, fatherhood, and loss, against the backdrop of a nation and planet in existential crisis.
For this performance, a dozen new songs are brought into conversation with earlier work, including moments from Kahane's 8,980 mile train trip-inspired Book of Travelers, as well as excerpts from Twitterkreis, irreverent miniatures drawn from the bowels of the internet. In sum, the evening amounts to a personal and impassioned exploration of how we can strive to see ourselves in each other, to renew trust and empathy, and to build coalitions sufficiently powerful to make a more just society and healthier planet, at a time when digital spaces conspire to tear us apart.
Gabriel is a singer-songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist who works at the blurred edges of journalism, ethnography, storytelling, and music. His music confounds easy categorization and spans many genres.
Listen to Gabriel on Spotify
photo (c) Josh Goleman
General Public $25
GT faculty/staff $25
GT students $10
Other students $10 (must purchase at the box office with a valid student ID)