Amirtha Kidambi

This episode features an interview that Madison Heying recorded live with vocalist, composer, and band leader Amirtha Kidambi on one of Indexical’s recent Twitch Livestreams. They talked about the importance of collaboration in Kidambi’s work, her reticence to perform on livestreams, her politics, and her hybrid approach to incorporating practices from different cultures in her music.

Throughout the episode you’ll hear excepts of songs by Kidambi’s group Elder Ones including “Eat the Rich” and “Dance of the Subaltern.” For clarity’s sake, in our interview they talk about a live video version of these songs.