Sonic City Sydney by Spineless Wonders

One Perfect Knee

Archibald Fountain, Hyde Park North

Words by Rowena Lennox | Sounds by Elina Godwin

Approaching the Archibald from the south-east I was struck by winter sunshine glancing off two muscly male grey-bronze backs.

Love and struggle at the Archibald fountain during the AIDS epidemic.

About the Artists

ROWENA LENNOX is the author of two books, Dingo Bold and Fighting Spirit of East Timor, and numerous essays, stories and poems. She lives with her family on Gweagal Country.

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.