Sonic City Sydney by Spineless Wonders

Heaven, Hell and Limbo

Jubilee Fountain, Cnr Glebe Pt and Parramatta Rd, Sydney

Words by Anna Funder | Sounds by Elina Godwin      

A vast brothel called Kings Court, the Legion of Mary Catholic shop … It’s heaven and hell, cheek by jowl.

Exploring an iconic strip on Broadway.

About the Artists

ANNA FUNDER is one of Australia’s most acclaimed and celebrated writers. Her multi-award winning novel All That I Am won the Miles Franklin Prize, spent over one and a half years on the bestseller list, and is being made into a feature film. Anna’s Stasiland tells true stories of people who heroically resisted the communist dictatorship of East Germany won the 2004 Samuel Johnson Prize for best non-fiction in English. Anna lives in Sydney.

ELINA GODWIN is a Sydney sound designer and music producer who has worked across theatre, radio, podcasts, music composition, performance, and live engineering. She is also the curator for music events at Knox Street Bar, Sydney; a podcast producer; and has done sound design for FBi Radio, Sydney Review of Books and ‘It’s A Long Story’ for Sydney Opera House. Elina holds a Bachelor of Sound and Music Design with Honours, as well as a Bachelor of Business, and is also classically trained in viola. Elina combines her classical music training with contemporary electronic production methods to create complex undercurrent soundscapes, experimental composition and meaningful sound design.

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Stories and sounds of Sydney. Sonic City Sydney is a series of audio-stories, each under five minutes in length, produced by Spineless Wonders and Echidna Audio and funded by the City of Sydney.