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Friday, February 2, 2018 8:00 PM // Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

8980: Book of Travelers
Gabriel Kahane, vocalist and composer

Photo credit: Gabriel Kahane
 

The morning after the 2016 presidential election, singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane packed a suitcase and set out for a two-week train trip across the US with no phone or internet, embracing 8,980 miles of a reclusive Amtrak existence.

The result is this hymn to the analog intimacy of American rail culture as an antidote to the fragmentation and efficiency of modern life. Alone at the piano, Kahane draws from dining car conversations with dozens of strangers — cowboys, postmasters, religious luddites, national park conservationists, drifters, and software engineers — to sing of his own upended assumptions about the body politic as revealed through his unplugged railroad exile. The highly anticipated follow-up to his acclaimed stage piece, The Ambassador, Gabriel Kahane’s Book of Travelers is a meditation on the beautiful terror of getting lost in an unfamiliar landscape.

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

  • Joel Howell and Linda Samuelson
2/2/18 8:00 PM
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

8980: Book of Travelers
Gabriel Kahane, vocalist and composer

DETAILS

The morning after the 2016 presidential election, singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane packed a suitcase and set out for a two-week train trip across the US with no phone or internet, embracing 8,980 miles of a reclusive Amtrak existence.

The result is this hymn to the analog intimacy of American rail culture as an antidote to the fragmentation and efficiency of modern life. Alone at the piano, Kahane draws from dining car conversations with dozens of strangers — cowboys, postmasters, religious luddites, national park conservationists, drifters, and software engineers — to sing of his own upended assumptions about the body politic as revealed through his unplugged railroad exile. The highly anticipated follow-up to his acclaimed stage piece, The Ambassador, Gabriel Kahane’s Book of Travelers is a meditation on the beautiful terror of getting lost in an unfamiliar landscape.

SPONSORS

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

  • Joel Howell and Linda Samuelson
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