Sarah Neufeld is a violinist and composer based in Montréal, Canada. Best known as a member of Arcade Fire, she is also a founding member of the acclaimed contemporary instrumental ensemble Bell Orchestre, and most recently as half of an exciting new duo with renowned saxophonist Colin Stetson.
On February 26, 2016 Sarah Neufeld released her second full length album, The Ridge. It is a body of work that sees Neufeld moving away from her debut Hero Brother’s classical minimalism and sepulchral ambience, and into the world of rhythmic pop minimalism. The new album employs more emphasis on vocalizations than Neufeld’s previous works; the interplay between Neufeld’s voice and violin has become strongly integrated and narrative. The album also features Arcade Fire’s Jeremy Gara on drums, adding greater layers to the compositions, creating an intense, dynamic atmosphere, and a captivating listen from start to finish.
In 2016, Neufeld will be touring extensively in support of The Ridge and we’re super excited to welcome her to the Lexington on 8 November, where she will be joined by drummer Stefan Schneider.