Episode #9

Download: LPR Live Returns with Sarah Neufeld's 'The Ridge'

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Sarah Neufeld The Ridge Sarah Neufeld's latest record is 'The Ridge.' (Gesi Schilling)

The second season of Q2 Music's LPR Live podcast launches with a performance from composer and Arcade Fire violinist Sarah Neufeld. Her album The Ridge melds elements of classical, folk and pop and at times even simulates the sounds of electronic looping, but in an all-acoustic setup.

We caught up with her on the last show of her tour promoting The Ridge to discuss the influence of yoga on her music and the importance of daily discipline. Then we join the audience at Le Poisson Rouge for a performance of the title track with Colin Stetson on the electronic wind instrument the Lyricon and drummer (and fellow Belle Orchestre member) Stefan Schneider.

The Ridge is Neufeld's second album, following her debut Hero Brother. In addition to performing solo and with Arcade Fire, she is a founding member of Montréal's Bell Orchestre and of a new duo with her husband, the saxophonist Colin Stetson.

This performance was recorded April 15, 2016 at Le Poisson Rouge.

Hosted by:

John Schaefer

Produced by:

Hannis Brown and Curtis Macdonald

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