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"Pisagua" by Rob Thorpe

From the album

Polar Institute
Record Label: self-released
By Rob Thorpe
Released: 2018
Duration: 00:56:32


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About the Album

Pisagua refers to a Chilean ship (c1900) that survived several near-wrecks and served in the Antarctic ocean. The song plays with the contrast between spacious minimalistic chamber music, and rhythmic ideas drawn from heavy metal. The contrast invoked the tension between man and nature. Polar Institute inhabits a unique space between chamber classical music and post-rock. Formed by Manchester based composer Rob Thorpe, Polar Institute’s original music is inspired by the beauty and isolation of wilderness, and the tension of our interaction with nature.

Track Listing

1. 65º36'S 60º30'W 2. Opening 3. Pisagua 4. The Great Circle Route 5. Cetacea 6. Vakna í Myrkri 7. Ebb 8. Berkner Island Fugue 9. Eulogy for Endurance


Piano - Ruta Skudraite Guitar - Rob Thorpe Cello - Ellie Boney Saxophone - Cat Hanson Percussion - Aden Peets Voice - Ániko Toth

Date featured

June 27, 2018

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Rob Thorpe
Polar Institute

Polar Institute

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