Chris Walter/WireImageA piece of original artwork honoring Syd Barrett is being unveiled tonight at the Cambridge Corn Exchange, a famous music venue in the late Pink Floyd co-founder’s hometown of Cambridge, U.K., where he gave his last public performance in 1972. The art piece’s unveiling, and a tribute concert that will follow the ceremony, will mark the culmination of a weeklong Barrett celebration held in conjunction with the 2016 Cambridge Film Festival.

The piece, titled CODA, will go on permanent display in the foyer of the Corn Exchange. It was chosen from a list of submissions by Barrett’s sister, Rosemary Breen, and her nephew.

Barrett was Pink Floyd’s original lead singer and guitarist. He named the band, and wrote and sang most of the songs on its 1967 debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, but drug and mental health issues led to his exit from the group the following year. After a brief attempt at a solo career, Barrett abandoned music and lived a quiet, reclusive life until his death from cancer in 2006 at age 60.

Breen will be taking part in the ceremony, although she tells BBC News that if he’d lived, her brother likely would’ve skipped it.

“He wouldn’t have been interested in it,” she says. “He wouldn’t have turned up, and just let people get on with it.”

Breen says the art piece was chosen because it was reminiscent of Syd — “very bright and sparkly, but quite basic.”

Rosemary tells the BBC that although her brother’s music made him a rock legend, he was just doing what he enjoyed.

“I’m proud of the fact he could have given so many people pleasure through his music,” she says, “but I know he wasn’t proud of himself — he was just having fun.”

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