Saturday, September 4, 2010

Wu Fei - A Distant Youth (2007)

ARTIST`````Wu Fei
ALBUM`````A Distant Youth
GENRE`````
Avantgarde, Chinese Contemporary, Traditional, World
YEAR````````2007


What?
Born and raised in Beijing, Wu Fei is a virtuoso composer, vocalist and guzheng (Chinese zither) performer. She spent her formative years at the China Conservatory of Music before coming to the US in 2000. A Distant Youth is her debut CD, recorded in the Italian Alps, Venice, Parma, and Guerrilla Studio in Oakland, CA. Wu Fei has composed music for solo instruments, string quartets, choirs, orchestras, modern and traditional dance, film, and various chamber ensembles. She is also featured on Fred Frith's newest album of film music entitled Eye to Ear II, which received high acclaim from The Wire in April 2004. Debut record "A Distant Youth" ranked #88 out of 913 on World Music Chart Europe (critics pick) 2008.

















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2 comments:

Feq'wah said...

Nice One!
Some peaceful guzheng and vocals.

Panda Stuffer said...

Yeah, she's great. I think she's signed to John Zorn's label or somethin which is a bit of a surprise hehe.

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