When you hear this sound

When You Hear This Sound is a ‘singing book’ inspired by the book and record sets of the artist’s childhood, complete with a 7” vinyl record soundtrack. When You Hear This Sound explores unique forms of personal storytelling of the artist’s Sydney neighborhood and it’s characters, through wordplay and quirky observations. Developed from hand drawn illustrations and individually stamped rubber text, the final silk screened product holds true to this aesthetic. The 7” record soundtrack was developed using a Song Poem service. These ‘song sharks’, as they are sometimes known, are companies that have been operating since the 1950s and market themselves to aspiring songwriters wanting to break into the music industry– you send in your lyrics and for a fee you are sent back a fully produced track. Each story in When You Hear This Sound was sent to Magic Key Records and has been transformed into their own unique song, in a variety of genres. SEE the pictures. HEAR the record. READ the book.

Book Price: $650
Shipping: $55 (S/H + insurance)
Total: $705.00



Indiana University Bloomington, University of Delaware, Yale University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Library of Congress

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