Whāia te Māramatanga

Whāia te Māramatanga

Rob Thorne


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Rob Thorne (taonga puoro & composition)
Richard Nunns (purerehua on Waharoa & Gateway)

Whāia Te Māramatanga is a musical passage of identity and connection. A journey of knowledge through action and practice, reclaiming the past for a stronger future, while joining the two in a place that is here, and a time that is now. A re-acquaintance of ancestor with descendent. These ancient practices and their sounds are not just revisited, they are actively reborn, reworked, and reunited with a living approach to the potential of the sound they produce. Acoustic energies that encourage, empower, enliven and entertain. Powerful, magical, intentional. As past and future become one in the present, time dissolves in a transcendental celebration of unity.


RAT-D041 (June, 2013)
This recording was made with support from Creative New Zealand and Te Waka Toi

Produced by Rob Thorne and Steve Garden 
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Steve Garden at the Garden Shed Music Studio (November 2012)
Design by UnkleFranc
Photography by Rob Thorne

  Whāia te Māramatanga
  Rob Thorne  

    Whāia Te Māramatanga Suite  
       Whakaaro  (1:35)
       Waharoa  (3:14)
       Kauhanga  (4:48)
       Aro  (6:22)
       Kore  (4:42)
       Tōrino  (7:19)
       Tīmatanga  (5:10)
    Whakawhiti  (4:40)
    Pursue Enlightenment Suite  
       Intention  (6:30)
       Gateway  (5:17)
       Corridor  (9:09)
       Attention  (5:15)
       Nothing  (2:07)
       Spiral  (9:27)
       Beginning  (2:15)

  All compositions by Rob Thorne © APRA, 2013


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