Explore Personal Musical Discovery at The Ville

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Fredericton community centre welcomes musician Joel LeBlanc for unique music appreciation program.

Matt Carter

What did you hear? How would you describe it? How did that sound change?

These are just a few of the questions musician Joel LeBlanc will be asking his students as part of a new program happening at The Ville, the Marysville-based community centre.

A passionate musician with a unique perspective on engaging with sound, LeBlanc has been teaching and performing to audiences across Canada for more than 20 years. Known to many as a member of the Hot Toddy Trio, LeBlanc has been an active performer with numerous groups exploring the possibilities of sound and improvisation.

“This program is similar to something I ran at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre a few years back,” said LeBlanc. “I have developed the program a fair amount since then and have adapted a lot of games so they can be applied outdoors.”

LeBlanc’s Hard)S(Core program is open to participants of all ages and will take place outdoors. Students will gather inside a yurt on the grounds of The Ville to listen, create and discover.

“We use city sounds and sounds created by nature to blend together with our own soundings. It’s mostly about active listening,” he said.

The program will launch this spring. More information and details on how to register can be found by contacting admin@theville.ca. Full details will be available at theville.ca in the coming weeks.


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