Wu Fei is a young Chinese composer and guzheng virtuoso who breaks the traditional rules of her instrument to create a new and exciting form of Asian music. Her innovative ideas come from her free spirit and from artistic exchange and collaborations with astounding American and European innovators like Fred Frith, Carla Kihlstedt, and Helge A. Norbakken (all featured on this disc).
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.