NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The multi-talented singer songwriter and composer Gabriel Kahane has signed with Sony Masterworks. The label will launch his new album in May 2014 coinciding with tour dates.
As a songwriter, he has released two albums, most recently the critically acclaimed Where are the Arms, hailed by The New York Times for its "extravagant poise and emotional intelligence." The Times also adds that "Kahane, it seems clear, will be one of the artists nudging musical theater in new directions in the 21st century." Case in point, last year he made his recital debut at Carnegie's Zankel Hall in a program devoted to his music. That year also saw the New York premiere of February House at the Public Theater, for which Kahane wrote the much lauded score. As a composer of concert works, Kahane has been commissioned by, among others, Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Kronos Quartet, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Equally at home in concert hall and club settings, Gabriel has performed or recorded with artists ranging from Sufjan Stevens, Rufus Wainwright, Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau, to Jeremy Denk, John Adams, and Audra McDonald, who has made Kahane's Craiglistlieder a part of her repertoire. A fellow of the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo, Kahane makes his home in Brooklyn, NY.
Kahane's first Masterworks album is an inquiry into his native Los Angeles, each song anchored by an address or building which frames explorations of everything from the fiction of James M. Cain and LA Noir, to the ethnographic significance of In-N-Out Burger, to films like Heat and Die Hard.
"Gabriel Kahane's versatility and talent defy categorization. Is he a singer-songwriter? A creator of works for musical theater? A composer of contemporary 'classical' music? The answer of course is all of these and perhaps more. We welcome him to Masterworks, where the full range of his creative energies will be embraced and celebrated," says Chuck Mitchell, Senior Vice President, Sony Masterworks U.S.
Sony Masterworks comprises the Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.SonyMasterworks.com
SOURCE Sony Masterworks