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About us

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Rishiraj Kulkarni, multi-percussionist musician from India, founded Svun Sounds in 2021. His compositions consist of unique and handmade musical instruments from across the globe such as the Tabla, Handpan, RAV Vast & Maschine to name a few. Over the years Rishiraj has been working closely with amalgamating the sounds of nature along with his instruments, electronic soundscapes and sonic textures. 

Rishiraj's  primary instrument being the tabla, which he has been playing for over 16 years, he has received incalculable guidance in his musical career from Ustad Zakir Hussain and continues his musical journey in the world of tabla as a disciple of Pandit Yogesh Samsi.
Further on, he graduated with Honours in Music from Middlesex University, London (U.K.) specialising in Indian classical music, western classical music, and audio technology. He also holds a Diploma in Music from KM Music Conservatory, Chennai (T.N., India) founded by Oscar award winner, A.R. Rahman 

He has two independent albums to his name, Home (2021) and The Woods (2023), which have been inspired by sounds from various artists, cultures, musical traditions and nature.

You can find more about Rishiraj here

The meaning of Svun (स्वन)

In the language of Sanskrit, Svun (स्वन) is defined as the sounds derived from nature, such as the roar of the wind, the crackling in fire, sound of thunder, flowing of water, rustling of leaves or any such sound created naturally.


In 2021, Svun Sounds was born in Pune (Maharashtra, India) with a passion of introducing and selling unique musical instruments in India from across the globe by collaborating directly with independent makers who handcraft their instruments.


With our partners spread out across the globe, Svun Sounds now makes it easy for you to purchase these unique musical instruments. As we build our network of customers, we intend to form a community with these musicians across India, and create opportunities to collaborate, perform and share knowledge. Simultaneously, growing the circle of people being introduced to these unique instruments. 

Registered address: 

105, Building E, Shri Sairaj

1st Floor, Near Potnis Parisar, Karve Nagar

Pune 411052



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