In Conversation: Ikue Mori & Okkyung Lee

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?

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Rashad Becker & Okkyung Lee

Okkyung Lee & Rashad Becker
Okkyung Lee & Rashad Becker. Photo © Micke Keysendal

Okkyung Lee — cello
Rashad Becker — electronics

Recorded 20 February 2016 at Fylkingen during First Edition by Daniel M Karlsson. Mixed by John Chantler.