Billy Again

by Stuart Estell

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Live recording of the premiere performance of a work composed especially for the 2015 Full of Noises festival of experimental music in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, hosted by the Octopus Collective.

The unlikely combined starting points for "Billy Again" are Karlheinz Stockhausen's beautiful Tierkreis, and the Cotswold Morris dance tune Constant Billy.

Like Tierkreis, Billy Again is in 12 movements, each centred around a different pitch of the chromatic scale. They may be played in any systematic order. This performance starts with the B flat movement and ascends chromatically by step to A.

All melodic material is derived from different versions of Constant Billy.

A studio recording and performing score will follow.


released December 27, 2015

Stuart Estell - Jeffries duet concertina
Michelle Hitchman - Piano



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Traditional musician and folk singer Stuart Estell, also performing occasionally as Lachenalia and Noise Against Mothers.

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