Magnificent Bird is a chronicle, in story and song, of the final month of an entire year off the internet. In this intensely personal show, Gabriel Kahane explores quiet, domestic concerns of marriage, fatherhood, and loss, against the backdrop of a nation and planet in existential crisis.
For this performance, a dozen new songs are brought into conversation with earlier work, including moments from Kahane's 8,980-mile train trip-inspired Book of Travelers, as well as excerpts from Twitterkreis, irreverent miniatures drawn from the bowels of the internet. In sum, the evening amounts to a personal and impassioned exploration of how we can strive to see ourselves in each other, to renew trust and empathy, and to build coalitions sufficiently powerful to make a more just society and healthier planet, at a time when digital spaces conspire to tear us apart.
Magnificent Bird was commissioned by Georgia Tech Arts, Stanford Live, Stanford University, and the Meany Center for the Performing Arts.
Georgia Tech follows the Covid-19 protocols of the University System of Georgia. Full details can be found on the website, health.gatech.edu/tech-moving-forward, where you'll scroll down to the "Campus Guidelines" section.
NOTE: Georgia Tech students may reserve free tickets when you sign in with your SSO.