Episode 4: Eileen Kage
Eileen Kage is primarily a performer/composer of Taiko. She has been active in Vancouver’s Taiko community for 17 years, initiating several Vancouver Taiko groups including Uzume Taiko, Sawagi Taiko and Reijingu Horumonzu. Kage has collaborated with a variety of artists as well as toured throughout Canada, the US and Europe. Currently, she composes and performs with LOUD, a trio composed of Taiko and electric guitar. She is also part of Sawagi Taiko, an all women’s Taiko group. Recently, Eileen has started to explore and incorporate digital media in her work. She has done soundtracks for video and was a technical intern at the Western Front from 1996 – 98.
Art Talking Women is a series of intimate conversations with a variety of hosts where female-identified artists discuss their creative process as well as their relationship with community and technology. Art Talking Women celebrates and showcases practicing Canadian women artists to the world through evolving podcast technology, internet-based social networks, and digital distribution. This project was initiated by Margaret Dragu, the winner of the 2012 Governor General’s Award, and developed into a three part collaboration between Cinevolution Media Arts Society, Margaret Dragu’s DWI (Dragu Worker International) Production and VIVO Media Arts Centre.