Rob Thorne plays putorino in the Durie Hill Tunnel, Whanganui, NZ. This clip is just inside the 205m long concrete tunnel and has the longest echo time of all 3 clips. The putorino is a traditional NZ Maori (harmonic) bugle flute made from one piece of wood that is split and carved and then bound back together.
In January of 2016, I was privileged to travel to Berlin as a guest of CTM Festival to compose and perform with electronica artist and friend Oliver Peryman (Fis). While there, I had the great honour of meeting renowned singer Jocelyn B. Smith who invited me to join her for a performance in one of her fantastic 'Everybody Can Sing' evenings at Gedächtniskirsche (Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church).
Rob Thorne playing Putorino on Tiritiri Matangi Island at the "Sounding Tiritirimatangi" Musical Tracks event curated by Phil Dadson, 8 March 2014. On the birdbath you will see tieke, hihi and tui, all threatened native birds of New Zealand.