September 26
All Day

Through app
Refreshments: No
Recording Allowed: No

Tidal Resonance: Part of PVD Waterways

Providence Waterways is a multimedia, collaborative, storytelling project by Doors Open RI. Through a combination of online and onsite experiences, Providence Waterways invites you to take a deep dive into place-based stories, sounds, and events that explore Providence’s water. One avenue of discovery is through our Tidal Resonance iOS App.

Tidal Resonance is a participatory platform encompassing a growing, augmented reality set of soundscapes covering the areas around the Waterways of Providence RI.

LISTEN to and immerse yourself in original, artist-made sound journeys that change as you walk around the currently covered areas.

SPEAK and instantly contribute to a growing body of place-based audio addressing the histories, sounds and stories connected to this city’s water.

These Sound Journeys have been composed and designed by Nadav Assor and Jake Sokolov-Gonzalez. Several Sound Journeys have been constructed in dialog with newly commissioned work by a group of artists, poets, musicians and writers, curated by Shey Rivera Ríos and Seth Tourjee.

The Tidal Resonance app is powered by Roundware, an open-source, contributory augmented reality audio platform developed by artist and technologist Halsey Burgund.

No iOS device?
We are hard at work on a web-browser version of this app. Meanwhile, you can listen to a playlist of the featured artists’ work here:

Shey Rivera Ríos

Shey ‘Rí Acu’ Rivera Ríos (pronouns: they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist and cultural strategist with more than a decade of experience in the arts, intersecting creative practice with urban planning and racial equity. Rivera specializes in cultural management and artistic projects that place creative practice at the service of community and anti-racist goals. Their passion is to use science fiction and magical realism, inspired by the stories of land and ancestors, to imagine just and sustainable futures. Rivera is the former Artistic/Co-Director of AS220, a renowned arts organization and creative incubator in Providence, RI. After 8 years at AS220, Rivera became Director of Inclusive Regional Development at the Community Innovators Lab (CoLab), in the Dept of Urban Studies and Planning of MIT. Rivera has a BA in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR-Rio Piedras), and graduate studies in Contemporary Media and Culture from the University of the Sacred Heart, Puerto Rico. Rivera was born and raised in the island of Borikén and has been living in Providence, RI -land of the Narragansett and Wampanoag peoples- for over a decade.