Xabier Erkizia: The Urumea Symphony

Xabier Erkizia, flanked by Patrick Alfaya and Susana Soto, at this Tuesday’s presentation held in Donostia. / sara santos

The Fortnight donates to San Telmo a work by Xabier Erkizia with the recording of the sound produced by the 60 bridges that cross the river

Alberto moyano

To answer the question of what a river is, the artist Xabier Erkizia (Lesaka, 1975) decided to record the sounds emitted by the sixty bridges that cross the Urumea river, from the Basakabi stop to its mouth in Donostia. Specifically, it recorded the noise of its vibrations and in the process discovered several issues. One: that the river


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