Classically trained on the 21-string Chinese zither known as the guzheng, Wu Fei is a master of her instrument’s traditional “language” – but she is also devoted to exploring its contemporary possibilities. As a vocalist, instrumentalist, and composer, Wu Fei is at home on festival stages, in jazzlike improvisational collaborations, and in concert halls. Her interest in cross-genre and multicultural collaborations has led her to work with artists as diverse as avant-garde composer John Zorn, guitarist Fred Frith, and Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn. With Washburn, Wu Fei is working on a banjo-zither collaboration that meshes Appalachian and Chinese folk tunes.
Friday, September 29
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