Sarah Neufeld

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Sarah Neufeld
Sarah Neufeld.jpg
Neufeld performing with Belle Orchestre
Background information
Born (1979-08-27) August 27, 1979 (age 39)
Merville, British Columbia[1] or Courtenay,[2] British Columbia, Canada
Genres Indie rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Violin, keyboards, backing vocals
Associated acts Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre, The Luyas

Sarah Neufeld (born August 27, 1979) is a Canadian violinist who is known for her work with indie rock band Arcade Fire, with whom she is a former core member and currently a touring member.[3] She has worked with other artists and released a number of solo works.


Arcade Fire[edit]

Neufeld was a core member of the band on its second and third studio albums, Neon Bible (2007) and The Suburbs (2010), and contributed as an additional musician on the albums Funeral (2004) and Reflektor (2013), and their subsequent tours.

Other groups[edit]

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,[4] 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.[5]

Score work[edit]

Neufeld and regular collaborator Colin Stetson composed the score to the 2013 film Blue Caprice.[6]



Studio albums


  • Black Ground EP (2014)

Arcade Fire[edit]

Bell Orchestre[edit]


  1. ^ Mike Devlin (2015-05-26). "Island violinist Sarah Neufeld goes solo after playing with Arcade Fire". Retrieved 2015-05-30.
  2. ^ Derdeyn, Stuart (2007-03-06). "Band really on fire with Neon Bible". The Province. p. B3.
  3. ^ Gavin Edwards (2011-02-14). "The Magnificent Seven: Rolling Stones 2007 Feature on Arcade Fire | Music News". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013-05-06.
  4. ^ "Arcade Fire's Sarah Neufeld Announces Solo Album Hero Brother, Listen to a Track | News". Pitchfork. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-06.
  5. ^ "The Ridge - Paper Bag Records". Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  6. ^ Lindsay, Zoladz (September 13, 2013). "Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld Talk Blue Caprice Score". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
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