Join us at The Pilot Light for another #BigEarsKnox Preview event, this time with guzheng master Wu Fei and Ahleuchatistas member Shane Parish performing pieces from his new solo album, 'Undertaker Please Drive Slow.'
** 8pm early(ish) show! Don't be late! **
Sunday, Nov 20, $7 at the door
8:00 PM - Wu Fei solo set
w/ special guest percussionist Ryan Oslance (Ahleuchatistas)
9:00 PM - Shane Parish performing 'Undertaker Please Drive Slow' (Tzadik)
ABOUT WU FEI:
Wu Fei is a master of the guzheng, a 21-string, 5-foot long Chinese zither. Fei plays the guzheng beautifully in the instrument's vernacular--a musical language which is 2,000 to 3,000 years old--and in a contemporary idiosyncratic, experimental dialect begun during years studying with Fred Frith and recording with John Zorn. Wu Fei's singing and playing has brought her all over the world, from a concert in the Forbidden City, Beijing to fashion shows in Tokyo and Paris for Hermès. Wu Fei will perform a solo set of traditional guzheng pieces, her own compositions & improvisations. She will also be joined by percussionist Ryan Oslance (Ahleuchatistas) and Shane Parish on guitar.
ABOUT SHANE PARISH:
A long time resident of the Appalachian town of Asheville, North Carolina, Shane Parish is the mastermind behind the cutting edge rock band Ahleuchatistas. Shane will perform pieces from his new solo album, Undertaker Please Drive Slow (Tzadik), an amalgam of original arrangements and improvisations of gospel, folk, blues, field hollers, Child ballads, Scottish traditionals, and Appalachian tunes. On Parish, John Zorn writes, “Taking classic old timey folk songs, Shane has abstracted them in utterly fascinating ways evoking the haunting and brooding world of the American South. At times reminiscent of John Fahey and Robbie Basho, at times of John Cage and Morton Feldman, Shane uses these beautiful songs as launching pads for his creative flights of fancy, at times boiling them down to their very essence.