Billy Moon — Manchester Jazz Festival

Billy Moon at The Fest­iv­al Pavil­ion Teep­pee

Mat­thew Bourne – piano, ‘cello
Seam­ing To – voice
Olivia Moore – violin
Semay Wu – ‘cello

A song-based concept inspired by A. A. Milne’s much-loved Winnie The Pooh stor­ies. During rehears­als, Matt and Seam­ing dis­covered the ded­ic­a­tion in When We Were Very Young: “To Chris­toph­er Robin Milne or, as he prefers to call him­self, Billy Moon”. Struck by the name and the Eng­lish­ness of the stor­ies, this provided the spring­board for fur­ther ori­gin­al texts, set to decept­ively simple music­al themes. The res­ult­ant sounds are intim­ate, per­son­al and often deeply moving.

On July 30, 2013 7:30 pm

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