Consider the many ways we each interact with the river we currently call the Rio Grande. Consider the many names people who live with the river have called it for thousands of years. Consider the many ways of relating to the river that these names represent.
How will we continue to live with and through the river? How will we continue to live with and through each other, as we’re connected by its waters?
As we are physically isolated, we invite you to join us in embodying the river, connecting with this lifeline and with one another.
Please contribute by downloading the visual score to this piece which represents streamflow over time in one of six locations along the river and singing or playing your personal response to that score. Or if you prefer, please record yourself singing your own music, telling a story, or sharing a memory or a hope that reflects on your relationship with the river.
You can download the score at the link below. Submit a recorded audio file or call our Tributaries phone line to record a 3-minute voice message (as many times as you like!) by clicking on the links below. We will include these responses on this page.
Thank you for speaking, singing, and listening.
For folks who would like contribute by following the Full Score: After downloading the score above, you can use a stopwatch to time yourself, follow the free flow of time in your singing and playing, or follow the video conductor shown below.
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To hear the voices of your neighbors near and far and their relationships with the river, explore the audio tracks below.