The resonance potential of metal rods has been recognized for decades. A player, pulling along the length of a rod with rosin coated fingers (or gloves) excites the resonance of the rod, sounding a tone. Canna Sonora refines this scientific phenomenon in a modern interpretation as a finely crafted musical instrument, manufactured to the highest standards.
Imagine; the Canna Sonora sound emanates brilliantly out of velvet silence, in a perfect arc, waxing to an effortlessly steady tone that sings brightly then wanes, and gracefully diminishes into silence... Or strikes a stunning suspended seventh chord in a high, crystalline register, bold in its presence, followed by a stately triad - a setting for the Siren's song... Or builds the tension of shrill, beating half-steps, a sublime dissonance like a ringing torment of the Furies... Or traces a gentle high pitch to emphasize the tonic note of a final fading motif.
These marvelous effects are all possible on the concert stage with Canna Sonora, a new interpretation of resonant metal rods produced by Alliard, LLC.