To coincide with the opening of the exhibition Life inside an Image, Liquid Architecture and MUMA presents Māori musician and anthropologist Rob Thorne (of Ngati Tumutumu).
Thorne has brought his nearly thirty years’ experience in alternative rock, free noise, experimental bands and improvisational sound art to working with traditional Māori musical instruments (taonga pūoro). His debut album ‘Whäia te Märamatanga’ (Rattle Records, 2014) is a deeply felt and highly concentrated conversation between the past and the present – a musical passage of identity and connection. Extending traditional Māori flutes and horns made from stone, bone, shell and wood via techniques of experiment and alchemy, Rob creates a transcendent aural experience that touches the soul with timeless beauty.documentation
Organised by Francis E. Parker
Sound Spaces is a performance series of experimental and improvised music that embraces the growing overlap between visual art and sound art. Sound Spaces opens up MUMA’s artistic program to ephemeral presentations by Australian and international artists and musicians, encompassing both acoustic performance and electronics.
A rotating collaboration, Sound Spaces sees MUMA work with different innovative experimental music organisations such as the Australian Art Orchestra, Liquid Architecture and Room40 for each iteration of the series. The series runs in parallel with MUMA’s exhibition program with occasional direct dialogues with particular exhibition projects.