Sarah Neufeld is a Canadian violinist who is known for her work with the indie-rock band Arcade Fire, with whom she is a former core member and currently a touring member.
Neufeld is also a member of the post-rock band Bell Orchestre, alongside Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist Richard Reed Parry and former Arcade Fire member Pietro Amato. At age 18, she moved from East Vancouver to Montreal, Quebec, with electronic artist Tim Hecker, where she subsequently joined both bands. She currently lives in Montreal between tours. In 2009, Neufeld joined The Luyas.
Neufeld released her first solo album ‘Hero Brother’ in 2013 and released a collaborative studio album ‘Never Were the Way She Was’ with fellow Arcade Fire collaborator Colin Stetson in 2015. In 2016, Neufeld released her second solo album, The Ridge on Paper Bag records. The album features Arcade Fire drummer Jeremy Gara. The Ridge sees Neufeld incorporate more vocals than her previous record, Hero Brother.
Alongside these releases, Neufeld and her husband, saxophonist Colin Stetson, composed the score to the 2013 film Blue Caprice.
‘Detritus’, Sarah’s third LP, will be released by One Little Independent Records. On the album, Sarah confronts anguish with beauty, turmoil with grace, gliding through the present like a dancer mid-motion, reaching through space ’til she’s caught.
“Neufeld’s focused, restless recordings invite the listener to share in the intensity of her ritual as a performer, creating a necessary and refreshing air of intimacy” – Pitchfork
“Continuously strikes a fine balance between the heady grandeur of classical music and the restless creative exploration of the current indie scene” – The Line Of Best Fit