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Frank Sinutre performance

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Frank Sinutre performance
We are Frank Sinutre, an electronic project born in 2011 in Mantova (Italy) that uses home made electronic instruments as well as traditional ones.

Frank Sinutre is an Electronic project born in October 2011 in Mantova (Italy).
It is formed by Isi Pavanelli (ReactaBOX, synth, beat maker, vocoder) and Michele K. Menghinez (guitar, bass, lap steel guitar, vocals).
Since the beginning they played homemade electronic instruments such as Reactabox (a midi controller inspired by the famous Reactable™: it consists of a cube of light that works with an infrared webcam which works by reading images on little cubes and discs controllers that are placed and moved on the reactabox screen) and Drummabox (an acoustic drum machine based on Arduino).
In 2012 they released the first album “La Colpa della Leonessa Soundtrack”, a Soundtrack for the theatre play “La colpa della Leonessa”, directed by Anna Volpi and presented at “Festival de Teatro Social” in Valencia. Even the live-equipment is renewed: they built a second ReactaBOX more performing.
In March 2014 they realized the second album “Musique pour les Poissons” released by the New York label “System Recordings”. The album was released in conjunction and paired with the release of the book: “Racconti per Pesci del Mare d'Aria”. The videomaker Giovanni Tutti directed two videoclips of the single tracks of the album: “Someone's Dub” (a stop-motion video) and an electronic version of “Oye Como Va”.
In May 2017 Frank Sinutre reaches crowd funding target for the realization of the third reactabox (Reactabox-3 a new midi experience).
19th May 2017 their third album "The Boy Who Believed He Could Fly" has been released by the italian label New Model Label. From this third album, Giovanni Tutti realized two stop motion videos of the single tracks “Driving Thru a City by Night” and “Sunset with Sunrise”.
About “Sunset with Sunrise”, seven djs and producers from different parts of the world remixed it and these seven remixes have been included in an album “Sunset with Sunrise Remixes”, released by New Model Label in December 2018.
In July 17th 2020 New Model Label released brand new Frank Sinutre single track of their fourth studio album. Both the track and the album are called “200.000.000 Steps”.Giovanni Tutti directed the video of this song.
During these 9 years Frank Sinutre play in about 300 live gigs all over Italy, Swiss, Slovenia, Croatia and Austria.

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What is needed

What we have:
• Isacco:
o Reactabox (MIDI controller).
o Mixer Yamaha 8 channels. o Synth Korg R3.
o Mic Shure SM 57.
o Notebook Macbook Pro.
o Audio interface MOTU M4. o Mic stand.
• Michele:
o Guitar amp: Fender Deluxe Hot Rod.
o Bass amp: Mark bass CMD 102 p amplifier.
o Guitars: 2 Fender Telecaster California Corona, lap steel guitar Artisan.
o Bass guitar: Fender Precision.
o Pedals: Whammy Digitech, Talkbox Bunshee, Morley Wha, Delay TC eletronics, tremolo Chopper,
phaser, flanger, Electroarmonix reverb Cathedral and Talk Wha Bunshee).
o Vocoder Tc Helicon Voicelive.
o Mics: Shure SM 57 (for vocoder), Sennheiser MD 421 (for guitar amp), mic stand.
• Other: power sockets, UV lights set.
• Only if strictly required and upon agreement, 2 PA speakers JBL EON 615 (indoor use only).
What we need:
• Isacco:
o 2 stage monitors panned Left + Right (if not feasible, 1 monitor can be ok as well). o 1 power socket.
o 2 XLR cables to connect our mixer to the main one.
• Michele:
o 1 stage monitor,
o 1 power socket.
o 3 XLR cables to connect vocals mic, guitar amp mic and bass amp out.
• Visual:
o If you have a video projection system available (screen + projector + HDMI cable long enough) we
recommend using that one instead of our portable screen (we recommend it because more effective,
but it’s not strictly needed).
o In case you choose this solution, please be aware that our laptop works only with HDMI (unfortunately
it doesn’t work with VGA, DVI or other formats, not even through adaptors).
o The laptop for video projection doesn’t necessarily need to stand on the stage. However, regardless to
its location, it must receive an audio signal from our mixer to trigger video effects.
• General requests:
o One additional power socket for video projection equipment and UV lamp, preferably not on the same
line as the other two. o PA system:
▪ Indoor: 2 speakers at least 750 W each. 1 subwoofer at least 750 W recommended.
▪ Outdoor: 2 speakers at least 1000 W each. 1 subwoofer at least 1000 W recommended.
o Low light environment (because direct lights on Reactabox may cause interference to the vision system
of the instrument).
o One small table for merchandising.
o A close car parking to unload the instruments from the car.
o Permission to access restricted traffic area if present.
o Possibility to leave untouched our instruments on the stage after the sound check.
Remark: should you find difficult to satisfy one or more of the above request, just let us know. We can always find alternative solutions.
- For any technical question: Isacco +39 329 1587103
- For any organization-related question: Michele +39 320 8724307

What the artists brings

We play homemade electronic instruments such as Reactabox (a midi controller inspired by the famous Reactable™: it consists of a cube of light that works with an infrared webcam which works by reading images on little cubes and discs controllers that are placed and moved on the Reactabox screen). Now, after a lucky crowdfunding called “Reactabox-3 a New Midi Experience” we will play the new version (Reactabox-3). These instruments have been developed and realized in our Studio based in Mantova.
During these last 10 years we performed in about 300 live gigs, all over Italy, Swiss, Slovenia, Austria and Croatia in the most popular cities (Rome, Milan, Turin, Venice, Zurich, Bologna, Ljubjana...) in several live situations (club, festivals, pub, opening, museums, video installations and more).

  • DJ Set
  • Experimental Electronics


Frank Sinutre
Frank Sinutre

Italy Mantua