East Meets West in the Music of Guzheng Master Wu Fei
Wu Fei – Livestreaming from Nashville, TN
Classically trained composer, renowned master of the guzheng — the 21-string Chinese zither – and a vocalist, Wu Fei was the Nashville Scene’s featured cover story for their People Issue 2020. The Scene sat down to talk with the phenomenal composer and performer about getting beyond her training.
Seated at the kitchen table in her warm, bright West Side home, Wu Fei explains that she goes by Fei in the U.S., but that her full name has an important meaning. Roughly translated from Chinese, “Wu Fei” means “the opposite of nothingness,” and it’s hard to imagine a more appropriate name for the master musician.
Read the in-depth profile on Fei — born in Beijing in the early years of China’s one-child policy, a life pivot leading to a transition away from traditional music and into improvisation, a relocation to Nashville, TN, and beyond.