Show Description"This is music with something to say."
-The Los Angeles Times
"Where Are The Arms is crisp and at moments incredibly intricate, but the melodies are singable and the story-songs fascinating studies in emotional and physical geography… Herein lies the success of Where Are The Arms: Gabriel Kahane pushes the musical envelope but only does so to compel his audience towards more sophisticated – and therefore rewarding – listening."
-American Songwriter (four stars)
Gabriel Kahane, composer and lyricist of the Public's FEBRUARY HOUSE, returns to Joe's Pub for an intimate solo show. His most recent recording as a singer-songwriter, Where are the Arms, was hailed by the New York Times as "an album of empathy and reverie... conveying "emotional intelligence along with its extravagant poise." As a composer of concert works, he has been commissioned by Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Kronos Quartet, American Composers Orchestra, the Caramoor Festival, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, for whom he serves as Composer-in-Residence from 2011-2013 through a Music Alive! grant from Meet-the-Composer. He has performed and/or recorded with, among others, Sufjan Stevens, Chris Thile, Brad Mehldau, and composer/conductor John Adams. In October, he makes his Carnegie Hall solo debut in a concert devoted to his music. A MacDowell Colony Fellow in 2010 and 2011, Gabriel lives in Brooklyn, NY.