Atelier Past Faculty

Gabriel Kahane

Gabriel Kahane headshot

Photo by Josh Goleman


Gabriel Kahane is a musician and storyteller whose work increasingly exists at the intersection of art and social practice. His most recent album, Book of Travelers, was hailed by Rolling Stone as “a stunning portrait of a singular moment in America.”

In 2019, Kahane was named Creative Chair of the Oregon Symphony, following the premiere of his oratorio emergency shelter intake form, a work exploring inequality through the lens of housing issues. His discography also includes The Ambassador, which received an acclaimed staging at BAM directed by John Tiffany; as well as the original cast album for February House, which premiered at the Public Theater in 2012.

He has worked with an array of institutions and artists, including Paul Simon, Sufjan Stevens, Andrew Bird, Phoebe Bridgers, Caroline Shaw, Chris Thile, Carnegie Hall, and the LA Philharmonic.

After nearly two decades in Brooklyn, Kahane recently relocated to Portland, Oregon.