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 has performed and recorded with many other groups, including The Luyas
and Little Scream
Neufeld began developing pieces for solo violin in a more formal and focused sense in 2011, though she has made improvisation and solo composition part of her process and practice since first picking up the instrument at a young age. Neufeld counts Bela Bartok, Steve Reich, Iva Bittova and Arthur Russell among the formative influences for her solo work, in tandem with an ear for the textures and sensibilities of contemporary electro-acoustic, avant-folk and indie rock music.