On March 18, BRIC happily presents an incredibly rare opportunity to see vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Shara Worden's full band, My Brightest Diamond, which defies genre and mixes chamber, pop, electronica, and avant-rock to create a truly unique hauntingly beautiful sound. The evening, which takes place at BRIC House, will feature a selection of songs from across their acclaimed four-album catalogue.
Upon earning her undergrad in opera from the University North Texas, like so many others before and since, a doe-eyed Shara Worden packed up her scores and moved to New York City. Studying privately with Australian composer/violinist Padma Newsome, palling around with people like the Dessner brothers, she was determined--perhaps destined, even--for their kind of "crossover." And, indeed, just like Clogs and The National did, Worden struck gold first with the indie-r stuff. Cases in point: a gorgeous slew of remarkably baroque records--Bring Me the Workhorse (2006), A Thousand Shark's Teeth ('08), All Things Will Unwind ('11), last year's This Is My Hand--on Asthmatic Kitty Records, ground zero for through-composed indie rock.
American Composers Orchestra's 38th season will continue with “Orchestra Underground: Sins & Songs” at Carnegie Hall. Shara Worden and her pop “alter-ego,” My Brightest Diamond, will headline the show.
Shara Worden, who performs under the moniker My Brightest Diamond, released her latest, This Is My Hand on Asthmatic Kitty Records earlier this year. She recently took a stroll on the High Line with the Wall Street Journal’s Jim Fusilli to chat about her attest record and it’s heavy percussion influence.
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.
Shara Worden, better known as her stage moniker My Brightest Diamond, will release her latest album, This Is My Hand, on September 16. The fourth in her discography, My Brightest Diamond follows 2011’s All Things Will Unwind (featuring Classicalite favorites yMusic).
If you couldn't have found a new way into Bach then we have a new one for you. This one coming to you through the vision of mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile, who most recently did some serious damage on folk-revival period piece Inside Llewyn Davis.