Shara Worden (aka My Brightest Diamond) Opens Her Home to WQXR's Q2 Music for Spaces Episode

By Maria Jean Sullivan on Sep 18, 2014 07:53 PM EDT

These past two weeks have been busy for enigmatic singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist Shara Worden, or My Brightest Diamond to some. This past Tuesday saw the release of her fourth album under her MBD moniker, This Is My Hand. Worden also recently completed a Baroque opera entitled, You Us We All.

It seems fitting, then, that Worden is the latest artist featured on Q2 Music’s series Q2 Spaces: Season Two — guided tours inside the homes and studios of today's most colorful and dynamic musicians.

In this episode, we are invited inside Worden's home and garden, which are situated minutes from the heart of downtown Detroit. Once in the quaint space, it becomes more concrete how Worden’s sound comes to life.

We are given stories on where and how she acquired her quirky art form former The Decembrists bandmaster Carson Ellis. We learn about Berlin trinkets she received on adventure. She also takes us through the significance of the exuberant amount of red colored artwork in her home recording space — for energy — and the photograph of her and her son taken by her neighbor.

Wordern’s old record, wood-burning stove laden home is only a few blocks away from the Heidelberg Project where vinyl records, mounds of trash and broken furniture have all been re-purposed into an open-air art installation.

The music in the video is all by Shara Worden both under her name and her My Brightest Diamond moniker. The included tracks are: "We Added It Up," "High Low Middle," "Be Brave" (Recorded live in the Greene Space at WQXR),"From the Invisible to the Visible," "A Whistle, A Tune, A Macaroon" (New Amsterdam, yMusic).

You can catch My Brightest Diamond performing at The Bowery on September 25. Tickets can be purchased here.

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