On Monday September 21st, Brigitte Proucelle, Cultural Counsellor, and Nicolas Piccato, Cultural & Média Attaché, went to the studios of the all-new Scène nationale du son (SNS) in Gatineau. They had the occasion to meet the two artistic codirectors of the project, Pierre Antoine Lafon Simard and Julien Morissette, and Louis-Philippe Roy.

Launched last August, the Scène nationale du son is a new creative space for sound pieces of contemporary dramaturgy in a podcast format. It makes them accessible for free on a wide range of podcast apps. The project ambition is to encourage the access of performing arts to a maximum of people, but also to promote French in an original content.

Initiated by Transistor and supported by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ), Gatineau city, La Fabrique culturelle and Télé- Québec, the 5 people group recently released online its first radio drama, Le Peintre des madones.

This fiction, which mixes with ability theatre, audio book and music for an enhanced narration, depicts the story of a seducing priest ordering a madonna portrait to protect its parish from the Spanish flue epidemy. The recording took place uniquely in a studio, without any audience, to be the closest to a true immersive listening experience.

You can find all the episodes directly on La Fabrique Culturelle by clicking here but also on other podcasts app (Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Balado Québec and more).