Rob Thorne

Rob Thorne

Rob Thorne

Thorne has brought his nearly thirty years’ experience in alternative rock, free noise, experimental bands and improvisational sound art to working with traditional Māori musical instruments (taonga pūoro). His debut album ‘Whäia te Märamatanga’ (Rattle Records, 2014) is a deeply felt and highly concentrated conversation between the past and the present – a musical passage of identity and connection. Using modern loop technology and traditional Māori flutes and horns made from stone, bone, shell and wood, Rob creates a transcendent aural experience that touches the soul with timeless beauty.

Origin

Palmerston North, New Zealand

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