Contents: I. You Looked Sexy -- II. I'm Sorry -- III. Half a Box of Condoms -- IV. Neurotic and Lonely -- V. Today I Met -- VI. For Trade. Assless Chaps -- VII. Two Years Ago, My Sister and I -- VII. Opera Scene. The texts are taken from Craigslist posts.
The world premiere of the stage production occurred in October 2014 at Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill, NC / by the Carolina Performing Artists, Emil Kang,executive director. Text. Program note.
Contents: I. Underberg -- 2. 7 Middagh -- 3. Merritt Pkwy -- 4. North Adams -- 5. Rochester. Texts by the composer. Premiered by Andrew Garland and Steven Blier in New York, October 2011. The songs deal with space, place and emotional catharsis. Duration ca. 16 minutes.
A work in twelve connected movements. Commissioned by and dedicated to the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Premiered in April 2013, with the composer as soloist. Almost all the text comes from the Federal Guide Series, a product of the Federal Writers Project of the WPA. Duration ca. 45 minutes.
Contents: I. In the Early Days -- II. There Were Mornings -- Interlude I -- Recit: The reverie is broken -- III. Ascending the steps -- Recit: Only later, would I -- IV. Dressed, Shaved, Flip-Flopped -- Interlude II -- V. In the Early Days (II) -- VI. I have to write badly for a long time -- Recit:…
Contents: I. The Prelude -- II. Letter to a Lover -- III. April Snow. Commissioned by the Bravo! Vail Valley Chamber Music Festival. Premiered in Vail, July 2011 by the composer and the Calder Quartet. The music sets poems by Matthew Zapruder. Duration ca. 12 minutes.
This song sets a poem by Walt Whitman. Commissioned by Linda and Stuart Nelson for Gabriel Kahane. Originally composed for baritone voice. Custom print edition.
This song sets a poem by Walt Whitman. Commissioned by Linda and Stuart Nelson for Gabriel Kahane. Also available in a version for mezzo. Custom print edition.
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A brief song on a text by Franz Kafka. Commissioned through MATA, and underwritten by a gift from Linda and Stuart Nelson. Premiered by Gabriel Kahane in November 2010. The music is free and unmetered. A Project Schott New York Composer Edition.
…Anne Gosfield: A Bowler Hat -- Jake Heggie: I'm Excited. No, You're Not -- Fred Hersch: No One Is Alone -- Ethan Iverson: Send in the Clowns -- Gabriel Kahane: Being Alive -- Phil Kline: Paraphrase (Someone in a Tree) -- Tania León: going . . . gone -- Ricardo Lorenz: The Worst [Empanadas] in London…
21 numbers from this two-act work, with music and lyrics by Kahane. Book by Seth Bockley. Commissioned by the Public Theater's Music Theater Initiative. Premiered in July 2011. This edition includes a guitar/banjo appendix.
In one movement. With a program note. Dedicated to Brooklyn Rider. Commissioned by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Premiered in Bridgehampton, August 2014. The music is based on Kahane's song, Bradbury (304 Bradbury).
Contents: Thema -- I. Dog Run (Passacaglia) -- II. Night Watch (Episode) -- III. The Water Bowl is Empty-Canine Empathy (Relational) -- IV. Mechanized Djano (moto perpetuo) -- V. SPCA Blues (Namesake). Dedicated to the composer's father, Jeffrey Kahane. Of advanced difficulty.
…August 1939 -- Driving Lesson, Los Angeles, October 1940. Commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Premiered in May, 2011. The text is adapted from the diary of Hannelore Kahane. The ensemble is scored for single winds and brass, percussion, piano, and string quintet. Duration ca. 15 minutes.
Contents: I. Coney Island Avenue (text by the composer) -- II. You Left Me Sweet, Two Legacies (Emily Dickinson) -- III. The Fat Man in the Mirror (Robert Lowell). Commissioned by Five Boroughs Music Festival for the Five Borough Songbook.
In three movements. Commissioned by Linda and Stuart Nelson for Natasha Paremski. Premiered by Natasha Paremski in Kansas City, March 2011. A challenging work with energetic outer movements and a chorale-like middle movement. Duration ca. 18 minutes.
In one movement. Commissioned by Linda and Stuart Nelson for Carmen Jonathan Camerieri and yMusic. This brief piece is scored for trumpet with flute, clarinet, electric guitar, viola and cello. The guitarist plays based on chord changes. Of moderate to advanced difficulty.
In one movement. This piece grew out of work on a longer piece titled Action Figures. Of advanced difficulty. Duration ca. 3 minutes.