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Sinori Percussion® is a metallic percussion made of stainless steel, that allows a wide range of traditional playing techniques (mallets, drumsticks, brushes, etc.), as well as an unique interaction with the body.

In fact, its structure was moulded into a clear-cut shape and provided with a wooden knob which helps the user to hold, bend and grasp the instrument with ease to get a number of tones.

For instance:

  • The top-right part, because of its small size, can be used to obtain high notes with an oscillatory motion of the palm of your hand on the metal.
  • The top-left part, where the handle is inserted, is meant for use as a tuning handle. Bending the sheet at that point makes it possible to tune the vibrations produced by the body of the instrument.
  • The sides of the sheet are designed to allow the user to hold it and interact with it in the best way possible. The user can grab it using the wooden knob to halt and release the vibrations if Sinori is resting on the user’s body.
  • The side handles have been designed to be able to flap the sheet, thus bending to generate the typical sound of steel bending, and releasing it abruptly to generate an explosive hit.
  • The Sinori’s bottom surface, so-called “soundbox”, is made in order to produce low pitch sounds. The bottom handles are also for the purpose of tuning vibrations from the metal.

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Sinori is made in Italy, weighs 5 Kg (10 lb), it’s cm 140 tall (55 inches) and cm 96 wide (37 inches).

The Sinori Percussion® case is provided with the musical instrument.

The journey of exploring the Sinori is never-ending. It’s one of those instruments that one cannot let go of because there are layers upon layers of discoveries and experiences, nothing is predictable. I play it and it plays me. The Sinori is an orchestra in itself and a “must have” for every sound creator.
Evelyn Glennie, Percussionist
The Sinori creates a whole new language of percussive sounds.
John Frizzell, Composer
I am delighted with the Sinori. It’s an extremely versatile instrument, with sounds from low to hi frequency. Have used it in several different recording situations. Great stuff!
Paul Clarvis, Percussionist

I love Sinori Percussion. It is much better than a thunder sheet…That instrument is the most exciting thing I have seen come out in a long time and I’ve been doing recording work for about 30 years.

Micheal G. Fisher, Percussionist and studio musician
I just got my SINORI and it is amazing !!!! The sound you hear in the trailer is even better when you play it yourself… Thank you Filippo
Martin Franke, Drummer and theater musician
I find the Sinori an extremely versatile and stimulating instrument capable of suggesting new and amazing musical expressions. It integrates and adapts itself both in small ensembles and in big symphony orchestras.
Elio Marchesini, Musician
The Sinori is a new percussion with endless expressive and exciting sounds. So exciting that we brought it along in our 2011 tour.
Christian Meyer (Elio e le Storie Tese), Drummer
It is an instrument with phenomenal timbric and dynamic features, able to mime other metallic percussions’ sounds and, expecially, produce unique ones thanks to some peculiar playing techniques, such as the body-playing. Anyone with a genuine interest in sound research can’t ignore it.
Alessandro Camnasio, Composer / Sound Designer

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