Keeril Makan

The Noise Between Thoughts

Program Notes

Keeril Makan

Any Makan composition will show these features of regularity and resonance, as pulse and as a bloom of...

Keeril Makan


Friday, December 5, 2014, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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“An arrestingly gifted young American composer” (The New Yorker), Keeril Makan is an artist who delves deep, engaging with and reflecting human struggles and emotions in his work. His early compositions explored the violence of the war in Afghanistan as well as his own personal struggle with depression. In more recent works, Makan has embraced stillness, celebrating sound in and of itself, and demonstrating an elegant control of timbre and color.


  • If We Knew The Sky (2014) world premiere
  • Letting Time Circle Through Us (2013) New York premiere