New artwork under Erasmus bridge
On 23 March 2017, a new sound artwork by the Scottish artist Susan Philipsz is unveiled under the Erasmus Bridge. The work is done through seven speakers scattered on Willemsplein Seven Tears to be heard: a piece that the artist based on the music piece Pavane Lacrimae by the Dutch composer Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck.
The meticulously arranged arrangement, with specially made speakers, unobtrusively mounted on lampposts, mixes the sounds of Seven Tears engage with the sounds of the city. The music accompanies the passersby walking under the bridge along the Maas, remarkably unobtrusively and plays every evening during sunset. Seven Tears was commissioned by Sculpture International Rotterdam.
Publication date: 13 / 07 / 2016