The Margate Exodus
The Tiger Lillies have contributated a new song, 'Hailstones' to The Margate Exodus art project.
The song Hailstones will be performed by the people of Margate during The Margate Exodus.
Plagues of lice, locusts, frogs and flies, a 25-metre high sacrificial
sculpture and a cast of thousands will dramatically transform the south
coast town of Margate into a colorful and contemporary setting for an
epic film inspired by the Old Testament Book of Exodus, in which the
town?s residents will play all of the parts.
"During the day, a cycle of Plague Songs written by international
singer-songwriters and inspired by the ten biblical plagues in the Book
of Exodus, are performed by local musicians and singers at the Winter
Gardens. A diverse range of musical forces from hurdy-gurdy to hip-hop
have been uncovered through auditions held by voice coach Mary King of
Channel 4's Operatunity and musical director and multi-instrumentalist
David Coulter. Rufus Wainwright has taken a personal approach to the
Death of the First-Born whilst Scott Walker brings about Darkness. Cody
ChesnuTT communicates a higher authority with Boils and Martyn Jaques
of The Tiger Lillies evokes Hailstones. Brian Eno and Robert Wyatt take
wing together for Flies, Laurie Anderson mourns the slaughter of cattle
for Death of Livestock and Imogen Heap conjures up a swarm of locusts
in the ecstatic Glittering Cloud. A CD of the songs performed by the
original singer-songwriters will be available for Exodus Day and on
general release in October on 4AD."