Images by Derrick Belcham.
Dancer Pierre Guilbaut and Kaitlyn Gilliland.
Forcelessness - Arcade Fire / Sarah Neufeld
Directed by Derrick Belcham. Choreography by Emery LeCrone.
The film features performances by Nuelfeld herself alongside dancers Kaitlyn Gilliland & Pierre Guilbault.
Neufeld's debut solo album Hero Brother, released on Constellation Records, indeed channels all of the above, flowing through shifting atmospheres and oscillating between restrained, stately ambience, emotive études, and raw kinetic energy. Small touches of wordless vocalisation, harmonium and piano supplant the violin in a few places. The album was recorded in Berlin by pianist and producer Nils Frahm, with Neufeld's performances captured in a number of locations with site-specific acoustics, including an abandoned geodesic dome.