Content by tag "Wu Fei"

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Big Ears Festival 2017

Read "Big Ears Festival 2017" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Big Ears Festival
Knoxville, TN
March 23-26, 2017

Knoxville's Big Ears Festival expanded to a full four days this year, giving it more time to go its expected merry, eclectic way. In a break with usual practice, there was no official Composer in Residence. That distinction could have gone to Gavin Bryars ...

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Evan Parker Residency with McPhee, Shipp, Zorn, Courvoisier, et al. at The Stone, NYC

Read "Evan Parker Residency with McPhee, Shipp, Zorn, Courvoisier, et al. at The Stone, NYC" reviewed by Gordon Marshall

Evan Parker Residency
The Stone
East Village, Manhattan
New York, New York
October 1-16, 2009

Rivaled only, in recent memory, by Cecil Taylor's 1988 “Kongresshalle" collaborations in Berlin,* Evan Parker's residency at The Stone in East Village, Manhattan was, like those, a string of assorted and inventive pairings. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Wu Fei: Yuan

Read "Yuan" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

Composer Wu Fei , as evidenced by the five compositions on Yuan, occupies a world that straddles traditional Chinese music and more contemporary styles of writing and playing.

Fei seems to be particularly interested in strings and percussion, as well as in percussive strings and melodic percussion. The instrumentation ranges from solo percussion and ...

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Wu Fei's "A Distant Youth" Ranked 88th out of 913 on World Music Chart Europe 2008 Critics Pick!

Wu Fei's "A Distant Youth" Ranked 88th out of 913 on World Music Chart Europe 2008 Critics Pick!

Wu Fei's debut record “A Distant Youth" (released in Oct. 2007, Forrest Hill Records) has been ranked 88th out of 913 nominees on World Music Chart Europe 2008 Critics Pick!

A Full list of top 150 critics pick on World Music Chart Europe

WMCE YEAR 2008

NEWS: RECORDING

Wu Fei's New Record "Yuan" (Tzadik Records) Released on November 25th

Wu Fei's New Record "Yuan" (Tzadik Records) Released on November 25th

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 ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Wu Fei new Release "Yuan" out November 25th

Wu Fei new Release "Yuan" out November 25th

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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Wu Fei: A Distant Youth

Read "A Distant Youth" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Wu Fei is a master player of the guzheng, a Chinese string instrument that is more than two thousand years old, and known today mostly as the parent instrument of the Japanese koto. Fei began her musical studies at the age of six in Beijing, later studied composition in Mills College in California, and now splits ...