As the films are screened, James Iremonger sits to the side of the stage and behind a laptop. Here, he creates evocative and pensive soundscapes that complement the images. Poet and spoken word performer JL Williams adds another dimension to the event. Her words give the images an added weight and agency, helping to show the curiosity and wonder that Lucey brought to the screen. Experiencing the films in this method expresses how exciting and sensational the moving image can be. Steven Fraser, The Wee Review
If the music resembles cities being razed and rebuilt in some woozy dreamscape, Williams’ words are witchy, her delivery beguiling; threatening menaces with all the rhythmic performative drive of Patti Smith or Kathy Acker, even as she looks the audience in the eye and smiles them into submission. Neil Cooper, The List
Hail of Bright Stones live at the 2019 Manipulate Festival, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh:
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