pairs artists together to discuss their work and creative practice.

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Eiko Otake David Harrington
SEASON 2 | EPISODE #3 | JUNE 1, 2021
Performance Artist & Musician
Eiko Otake & David Harrington

We asked Eiko Otake, the movement-based interdisciplinary artist, who she’d most like to speak with and she named her former collaborator and artistic director, David Harrington, founder and violinist of Kronos Quartet. In the course of their conversation, Eiko explores her reluctance to use music with her choreography, David divulges the most disturbing piece of music he’s ever heard, and they ponder art’s resonance in the body by asking, “Where does a sound go once you've finished making that sound?"

David Harrington is the artistic director, founder and violinist of the Kronos Quartet. For over 45 years, San Francisco’s Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet and its nonprofit Kronos Performing Arts Association have reimagined and redefined the string quartet experience through thousands of concerts, over 60 recordings, collaborations with composers and performers from around the globe, more than 1,000 commissioned works, and education programs for emerging musicians.

Eiko Otake is a movement-based, interdisciplinary artist. Born and raised in Japan and a resident of New York since 1976, Eiko Otake worked for more than 40 years as Eiko & Koma but since 2014 has been performing her solo project, A Body in Places. In 2017, she launched a multi-year Duet Project, a series of cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural and cross-generational experiments with a diverse range of artists both living and dead.

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FUSE: A BOMB Podcast extends BOMB’s longstanding commitment to bringing together artists across disciplines to discuss their work and creative practice. Departing from the typical podcast format, there’s no host, no moderator, just two artists in dialogue, unfiltered. Listeners experience the conversation as if they were in the room with the artists.

Here’s how FUSE works:

In each episode, BOMB invites an artist to choose a guest from any creative discipline —

an art crush, a close collaborator, or even a stranger they’ve admired from afar

—and we bring them together.

The result? Candid, unfiltered conversations on art, what inspires it, how it’s made, and what we can learn from it.


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