Through material and sound archives, Dissonances rurales studies the musical divergences and convergences generated by a meeting between rural Acadian culture and Western popular culture in the 20th century. This project superimposes analog recordings of three violin players who performed at Memramcook’s Monument Lefebvre, namely Arthur LeBlanc (1945), Yehudi Menuhin (1946), and Eloi LeBlanc (1976), in a video work whose staging is orchestrated and rigid, but whose soundtrack is both dissonant and harmonic.

Anchored by the central video piece, Dissonances rurales unfolds into the space through an installation of archives and an in situ performance. During the opening, three violinists will perform the video’s sound component, which amalgamates extracts from the repertoire of each musician during this period.