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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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.
New Zealand-born Berlin resident Olly Peryman or FIS constructs visceral, detail-oriented glacial sound masses and has reflected thoughtfully on music-making as a practice. He has released on the likes of Tri Angle, Loopy, Samurai Music, and Subtext.