Spanning over a decade now, Rowan Francis & The Billygoat was originally conceived when I hit a very low point in my life. Instead of relying on others to provide substance, I decided it was time to turn inward and find it within myself. The stop-motion films, projected during performances, have always served as templates to organize my scattered thoughts on sexuality, gender, mythology, fantasy, and to help me arrive at my final destination: a protective matriarchal cosmos. They travel through dreamscapes and memories intending to mend the raging heart and leave one feeling contemplative yet elated. I teamed up with my partner Nick Woolley to complete these musical scores, back in 2007, and we’ve been performing and creating ever since.