The New Zealand artists Olly Peryman or FIS and Rob Thorne, who perform together at HAU2 on Saturday, speak here with Emily Bick of The Wire.
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The New Zealand-born Berlin resident Olly Peryman or FIS has recently garnered significant attention for his rhythmically innovative and visceral, detail-oriented glacial sound masses, as well as for his thoughtful reflections on music-making as a practice.
Rob Thorne (of Ngati Tumutumu) is a Maori musician and anthropologist from Palmerston North, New Zealand. He has been researching and performing on taonga pūoro, or traditional Maori instruments such as the pūkāea, (wooden trumpet), pūtōrino (bugle flute), and pūtātara (conch shell trumpet) since 2001.
Emily Bick, deputy editor at The Wire, is a music writer, web and technology specialist, and media and cultural studies lecturer.