Shara Worden, a.k.a. My Brightest Diamond, is very hard to qualify in one word. Her music floats between genres. It seems to draw inspiration from a diverse number of sources, including: opera, classical, indie rock, folk as well as experimental music. However, the one outlining principle is always her voice, the narrative that ties everything together.
Her voice, as well as her immense stage presence, which makes her equally capable of captivating a crowd with just a drummer.
For a long time, she toured like that, à deux. Shara as the one-woman ensemble, playing guitar, autoharp, mbira, ukulele and kalimba, while her drummer took care of the rest. But this night in Paris, a complete orchestra was given the honor of playing arrangements from her last album “All Things Will Unwind”, originally recorded with the world-class Ymusic ensemble.
Watch how her face changes with each song, and the pleasure that radiates from it, as if each song engendered a catharsis, freeing her completely so she could give her all to the next piece. Trace the transformation between the opening song and the very last encores…
• Artists : My Brightest Diamond : Shara Worden, Brian Wolfe, David Haroutunian, Maud Gabilly, Pierre Charles, Julien Lair, Julie Huguet, Julien Chabod • Director : David Ctiborsky • Camera operators : Hugo de Castelbajac, David Ctiborsky, Elie Girard, Hugo Jouxtel, Jérémie Vial • Sound : Capture : Vincent Ribaud, Mix et Mastering : François Clos • Production : La Blogothèque • Editing : David Ctiborsky, Raphael Pfeiffer ; Color Calibration : David Ctiborsky