Sign language interpreter Amber Galloway Gallego signs for Santigold at SxSW 2016.
HOW DO YOU GET INTO MUSIC WHEN YOU CAN’T HEAR IT? WE LOOK AT THE AMAZING WORLD OF THE PEOPLE WHO SIGN FOR DEAF AUDIENCES AT ROCK, POP AND HIP-HOP CONCERTS.
Produced for the ABC’s Story Hunters project, this video was viewed more than 1.1 million times on Facebook, with more than 18,000 shares. The online poll to vote for the next Aussie track to be signed by a local interpreter saw three thousand votes, with Courtney Barnett just pipping The Rubens to win.
I arranged for local signing sensation, Mike Webb, to prepare an interpretation of Courtney Barnett’s song ‘Pedestrian At Best’, which we then showed to Courtney, while she was on tour in London. Courtney loved the signing so much that she pledged to have an interpreter at her next Australian gig.