Since the NewCanvas©Poetry&Art, part of the 37 Poetry International Festival, there is a sound-installation, the Soundpiece, under the floor of the Schouwburgplein, Rotterdam. This installation was placed by the artists Jasper Niens, Kamiel Verschuren en Thijs Ewalts.
By order of Rotterdam Festivals, the new owners of the installation, a strategy was made for a sustainable use of this installation. The Soundpiece has the ability to make the Schouwburgplein the urban cultural foyer of Rotterdam. By sound, the rich and divere cultural life of Rotterdam is spread in the public space.
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If you would be walking on Schouwburgplein on a working day between 16.oo and 19.oo between September 26 and October 7, you could
have the impression that you are dwelling in another part of the city. Exclusively for Soundpiece, sound artist Jorg Schellekens made the project En Plein Publiek. Out of soundrecordings of 4 different Rotterdam Squares, he made 4 soundscapes, each of them takes 20 minutes.
If you can guess 3 of these 4 squares right, then you can win tickets for performances in the De Doelen or Rotterdamse Schouwburg. Send your answer before
October 7th to Soundpiece@rotterdamfestivals.com.