A project by Liquid Architecture and the Unconscious Collective

Rob Thorne

Rob Thorne (Ngati Tumutumu) is a new and original voice in the evolving journey of Taonga Puoro. His debut album Whaia te Maramatanga (Rattle Records) 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 Maori flutes and horns made from stone, bone, shell and wood, Rob creates a transcendent aural experience that touches the soul with timeless beauty. Every performance of “Whaia te Maramatanga” is a stunning and very personal exploration of the spiritual and healing qualities of an ancient practise.