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“Confluence Hymn: Listening to Little Egypt’s Rivers”

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Date(s) - 10/13/2023 - 10/14/2023
12:00 am

ArtSpace 304


Artspace 304 announces a new exhibition opening in the Neil and Mary Ellen Dillard Media and
Performance Gallery this Friday, October 13th. “Confluence Hymn: Listening to Little Egypt’s
Rivers” by Nick Ginsburg is an immersive audio-visual installation exploring the ecologically and
sonically distinctive river environments of southern Illinois on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.
The installation weaves together unique sonic and topographical environments along the
namesake rivers of Little Egypt. The artist asks, “What—if anything—can listening to the Ohio &
Mississippi say about the local effects & our experiences of global environmental change?”
Join us Friday, October 13th from 5-7 pm for the opening reception. The artist will also host a
workshop on Saturday, October 14th from 2-4 pm at Artspace 304. The workshop will take a
closer look into the artist’s processes & influences for the making of Confluence Hymn. Paired
with a brief discussion on how we can learn about our local environments through field
recording & sound maps, participants will have the chance to co-compose a sound map of
Carbondale using recordings of iconic local soundscapes. Attendants are encouraged to bring in
audio files of their own recordings or make phone voice memos of interesting sounds they find
around town!
Nick Ginsburg (they/them) is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, sound artist and teacher born in
southern Illinois. Trained as a classical & new music French horn player, they are interested in
how sound and its interactions with interdisciplinary multimedia & performance can serve as
productive vectors for communicating the often-invisible “slow violence” of global environmental
change. They are a recent graduate of the MFA program at California Institute of the Arts, where
they studied horn performance, composition, and sound art practice as a Lillian Disney Scholar.
Both events are free and open to the public. Artspace 304 is open Wednesday through
Saturday from 12-5 pm. Parking is available in the First Christian Church parking lot, located on
W Monroe St and S University Ave in Carbondale, IL. For more information on exhibitions and
events, please visit

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