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NEXT PERFORMANCE: Wednesday, July 24th at Chopin Theatre, Chicago           We are excited to be returning to the Chopin Theatre with some new work to share. We have completed the arranging and scoring process for a new piece entitled "Dream of Abraham", rehearsals began yesterday to get that performance ready for the concert on Wednesday July 24th. "Dream of Abraham" is a long journey through a fevered sleep, it explores four chapters of a troubled dream, it awakes in sweat, disoriented, exhausted, and isolated. It is a story of the sub-conscious and its connection to the "will"...


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May
2013

NEXT PERFORMANCES: Comfort Station and Chopin Theatre    First and foremost, we would like to thank each and every one of you who made it out to our concert at Chopin earlier this month. Thanks to all of you who phoned in your love as well, it was a beautiful evening.Ellis Swan was superb, and the space itself was in its finest form. Chicago Magazine did a little piece on us for that show, if you'd like to read the article, you can do so HERE. NAGANT will be returning to the Chopin Theatre in full force on Wednesday July 24th; so, mark those calendars, and make those summer travel...


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Apr
2013

NEXT PERFORMANCE: WEDNESDAY MAY 8th at Chopin Theatre, Chicago IL     We will be returning to the main hall of the Chopin Theatre for a concert on Wednesday May 8th. Noah and Nathan will be joined on stage by three members of Chicago’s New Millenium Orchestra: executive director and principal violist Dominic Johnson, violinist Madeline Capistran, and cellist Dan Klingler. We are excited to be performing with these wonderful musicians. New friend and folk artist Ellis Swan will be opening the night solo. Ellis has been called “Chicago’s most elusive musician” by Chicago Magazine."...


Chamber-folk ensemble NAGANT and folk-noir artist Ellis Swan will perform on Wednesday, May 8th at 8pm on the main stage of the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division Street, Chicago, IL. NAGANT is a chamber-folk ensemble living and working in Chicago. It is the collaborative effort of composers Noah Harris (piano and voice) and Nathan Swanson (violins, viola and cello). Their music draws from a broad base of classical, world, and western folk influence. Swanson’s string arrangements have an epic and virtuosic quality, full of nuance and ardor, reminiscent of the late Beethoven Quartets. The s...


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Mar
2013

NAGANT "Cannon Report" (Official Video on Vimeo) This fall we shot footage for a short film with cinematographer/ filmmaker John Christian Adams of Feather and Bone Films. We finished the editing process last night, and have uploaded it for you to witness. We hope that you enjoy it. NEXT PERFORMANCE: WEDNESDAY MAY 8th at Chopin Theatre, Chicago IL Thanks to everyone who made it out to our release concert a few weeks back. It was a beautiful evening. Thanks to Scott Wilhelm for that photo you see above. We'll be back at the Chopin Theatreon Wednesday May 8th, more details to come a...


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Feb
2013

Dear friends, On Wednesday March 6th NAGANT will be making its return to the stage to perform in the beautiful main hall of the Chopin Theatre. We will be joined by Rebecca Wilcox on viola, Madeline Capistran on Violin, and Dan Klingler on Cello. This concert will be a celebration of the release of our new album "The Writer Sits", and we will be sharing the evening with the fabulous classical crossover ensemble the Jason Seed Stringtet. You can purchase your tickets in advance through Brown Paper Tickets. Also, we have CDs available to ship via Bandcamp for those of you who would like to h...


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Jan
2013

Dear friends, "The Writer Sits" is now available digitally from all the imaginable outlets. I like BANDCAMP, but if you prefer iTunes it's up there as well. You can find our first record, "The Sparrow and the Wolf", in all those same places also. Every sale counts toward this project's health, and we are thereby highly grateful to any and all of you who take that extra step of good faith. If you find yourself on iTunes with a little time to spare, we'd be thankful if you took a minute to rate and review the record there. Physical copies of "The Writer Sits" should be available soon; we ...


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Dec
2012

Dear friends and relations, our new record "The Writer Sits" is finally out digitally on bandcamp and ready for you to hear, share, purchase, and above all to enjoy (as is "The Sparrow and the Wolf")... give us your feedback, and please do share the news with your fellow men and women. More details to come soon about a record release concert... Vinyl and cd's have been ordered. A film has been shot. Plans are being constantly laid... thank you and amen....