Wu Fei :  Yuan
Cat. # 8063
Released Nov 2008
cd time - 41:18
US Price $16.00
Wu Fei has composed music for solo instruments, string quartets, choirs, orchestras, modern and traditional dance, film and chamber ensembles. Performing on guzheng since the age of six, she studied composition at the China Conservatory and with Fred Frith at Mills College. She has since collaborated with Alvin Curran, Fred Frith, Carla Kihlstedt, Joelle Leandre, Meredith Monk, Ikue Mori, Pauline Oliveros, Kazue Sawai, Elliott Sharp, Cecil Taylor and many others. Her first CD for Tzadik presents a variety of pieces for ensembles, including a fabulous composition for percussion and Chinese traditional instruments and several solo pieces for piano, percussion and guzheng. Soulful, lyrical and powerful music from this remarkable young composer/performer from Beijing!
Stephen Drury: Piano
Wu Fei: Prepared Guzheng, Guzheng, Voice
Chen Tao: Dizi (bamboo Flute)
Melody of China
Percussions Claviers de Lyon
Shayna Dunkelman: Marimba, Tom-toms, Gong
Pan E-Qing: Pipa