this interview was conducted at a cozy teahouse in east village on a cold but not freezing january day. ikue drank versaille lavender earl grey tea while okkyung drank masala chai tea.
okkyung lee (ol): it was about 17 years ago since we met for the first time. think it was at tonic playing cobra, which was also my very first gig in new york.
ikue mori (im): wow, yes, time surely flies.
ol: i know you were playing drums and drum machines beforehand but by the time i met you, you were playing only the computer. could you please tell me how those transitions happened?