- When: 3rd Mar 10:10am
- Where: (1) Tangata Whenua Stage
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"Thorne has successfully re-imagined and reconstructed traditional Maori instrumental music for the 21st century. "
Aleisha Ward, NZ Musician
"Sometimes the whole thing feels like a lost instalment of Brian Eno’s ambient series. At other times it might be a field recording of the Earth sighing in its sleep. "
Nick Bollinger, NZ Listener
"On the most basic level this album is an attempt to bring the instruments of the past with the technology of the future. "
"Sometimes, when you want to find the bleeding edge, as opposed to surging forwards, you have to look to the past... Rob Thorne casts a modern eye on stone, wood, shell and bone... Placing these ancient... sounds within a contemporary drone composition framework, he crafts meditative naturalistic soundworlds which reflect the beauty and splendour of the natural landscape of Aotearoa "
Martyn Pepperell, VanguardRed