Portland duo Billygoat to tour in 2011, performing scores to animated films

Not only is it convenient to score your own films, it’s a smart way of making sure you get exactly what you want. Aside from Billygoat, though, we can’t think of anyone with the talent to so impressively manage both.

David Klein and Nick Woolley have been collaborating as Billygoat since 2006, shooting animated stop-motion shorts and writing music to go with it. Their work includes a 17-minute film, “Dioscuri,” and an 18-minute follow-up, “The Golden Age,” accompanied by beautifully arranged music the pair creates with guitars, synthesizers, harp and percussion. Watch a snippet from “Dioscuri II” here, and download the mp3 below.

When the duo plays live, they project the films onto a wall-sized screen, which you can see for yourself in 2011 when Billygoat hits the road. Their itinerary:

01.06.11 – San Jose, CA @ Bamboo Lounge
01.08.11 – Los Angeles, CA @ the Echoplex
01.10.11 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
01.11.11 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
01.12.11 – Seattle, WA @ Nectar
01.14.11 – Fargo, ND @ the Aquarium
01.16.11 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
01.17.11 – Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar
01.18.11 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
01.19.11 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
01.20.11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Music Hall
01.21.11 – Manhattan, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
01.22.11 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
01.23.11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
01.25.11 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
01.26.11 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
01.27.11 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
01.28.11 – Miami, FL @ the Electric Pickle
01.30.11 – Austin, TX @ the Parish
02.01.11 – Phoenix, AZ @ TBA
02.03.11 – Santa Cruz, CA @ the Rio Theater
02.04.11 – San Francisco, CA @ the Independent
02.05.11 – San Francisco, CA @ the Independent

LISTEN
Dioscuri II mp3

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