"Percusize Me!" was updated on February 15th with an article describing how to build our own "chocalho".
On January 11th, 2016, "Percusize Me!" was updated with a comment on Renato Meucci´s book "The Timpani and Percussion Instruments in 19th-Century Italy".
Next January 1st, the Orquesta Filarmónica de España under Mariano Rivas will use our instruments in a concert taking at Teatro Jovellanos in Gijón.
Next December 4th, 11th and 22nd, 2015, the Sinfonietta Concertante under Gaspar Muñiz will use our instruments in several concerts taking place in Cabranes, Gijón and Oviedo.
On September 22nd, "Percusize Me!" was updated with an article on the tenor drum.
Next September 5th and 6th, the orchestra for the "International Opera Studio" will use our instruments in the performances of "La Boheme" taking place at Teatro Jovellanos in Gijón.
"Percusize Me!" was updated on August 18th, 2015, with an article detailing the restoration process our Premier "Soundwave" snare drum undertook.
On July 29th, 2015, "Percusize Me!" was updated with an article describing the building process of a turntable for working with drum shells.
Next July 25th and 26th, the orchestra for the "International Opera Studio" will use our instruments in the performances of "L´Elisir d´Amore" taking place at Teatro Jovellanos in Gijón.
On June 23rd and 24th, we will be teaching a master class on Historical Percussion and Performance at the Gijón Conservatory of Music and Dance. Free entry.
"Percusize Me!" was updated on June 12th, 2015, with an article dealing with messy vibraphone power cords.
Next April, 28th, the Sinfonietta Concertante under Gaspar Muñiz will use our instruments in a concert taking place in Gijón.
On April 4th, "Percusize Me!" was updated with an article describing the building process of our own historical field drum.
Next March 21st, 2015, the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra under Valery Gérgiev will use our instruments in a concert taking place at the "Príncipe Felipe" auditorium in Oviedo.
On March 18th, the Orquesta Clásica de Asturias under Joaquín Valdeón will use our instruments in a concert taking place at the cathedral in Oviedo.
On March 12th, we improved our "Multimedia" section: the html code was re-written and a video player was added. The code was also re-written for the "News", "Schedule", "Instruments" and "Discography" sections (we also added a slide show to this last one).
A new section ("Instruments") was added to the web. All of our instruments are listed there. You are more than welcome to use them in your concerts, recording sessions, lessons...
"Percusize Me!" was updated on February 17th, 2015, with an article on the provenzal drum.
On October 15th, 2014, "Percusize Me!" was updated with an article on the xylophone part in "Bluebeard´s Castle".
"Percusize Me!" was updated on July 14th, 2014, with an article dealing with the bells part in "Symphonie Fantastique".
On November 9th, 2016, the new DVD by "Celtas Cortos" and the Asturias Symphony was released. It was recorded live last February at the "Príncipe Felipe" auditorium in Oviedo.
We have some more instruments since July: a 14"x5" Ludwig "Black Beauty" snare drum and a Super Zyn 5 stars 18" crash cymbal.
The "1st Worshop for the Study of the Rudiments" will take place on the 2nd and 3rd of July.
From the 27th to the 30th of June we were recording at "Estudio Uno" (Madrid) with "Forma Antiqva".
On June 3rd, 2016, we were recording at "Asturcón Estudios".
"Percusize Me!" was updated on June 1st, 2016, with an article advertising the "1st Worshop for the Study of the Rudiments".
On May, some more instruments were added to our collection: a 2000 series Premier snare drum, a Promusin PSSD-1465BU snare drum, a Schlagwerk 45041 log drum, a set of Promusin PWB-01S wood blocks, a Premier Super Zyn 5 Stars (14") hihat and a vintage cymbal clanger, perfect for Milhaud and retro style sets.
On April 21st, we were recording at "Asturcón Estudios" using our Majestic Prophonic MCB3622 bass drum.
"Percusize Me!" was updated on April 12th with an article on bass drum and dampeners.
On March 9th, 2016, "Percusize Me!" was updated with an article dealing with a new edition of the taxi horns part in "An American in Paris".
On February 25th, the new CD by the Asturias Symphony and Ning Fen was released.
On January 31st, 2017, "Percusize Me!"was updated with an article explaining how to build our own gong mallets.
Next December 18th, our instruments will be used by the Sinfonietta Concertante under Gaspar Muñiz in a concert taking place in Villaviciosa.
Several instruments have been added to our collection during this last trimester: REMO rototoms (6", 8" and 10"), Zyn 12" hihats (vintage), Zyn 20" riveted ride (vintage), Zyn 19" crash/ride (vintage), Super Zyn 2 stars 8" splash (vintage) and a 18" Ozone crash.
"The Volcano Symphony", the CD recorded last June with "Forma Antiqva", was released on November by the Winter & Winter label.
"The Volcano Symphony", recent release by Forma Antiqva in which we had the pleasure to participate, has been nominated in the "Best Classical Album" category for the "Premios de la Música Independiente". Should you want to vote for us, you can do so on www.premiosmin.com.
On March, 13th, our blog was updated with an article describing the preparation before a studio session.
Next March, 3rd, the Teatro Jovellanos in Gijón will be using our instruments for the production "¡Zarzuela, sí!".
Several more instruments were added to our equipment during Febreuary: a 24" Wu Han wind gong, a 13" Wu Han tiger gong and a 16" black label Paiste flat ride.
On february 17th-19th we were at Estudio Uno recording with "Forma Antiqva" the music for the artistic installation "Poem of a Cell".
Next May 19th, we will provide the drumkit for the show by Danny Daniel at Teatro Jovellanos de Gijón.
Our collection gets larger by the addition of a pair of Meinl Traditional Series surdos (SU-20 and SU-18), a Premier Project One 2009 (14"x6,5") snare drum, two brake drums and a 6" Gara HP1 splash cymbal.
On May 14th, we will provide all the percussion instruments for the concert the Spanish Philharmonic Orchestra will play at Teatro Jovellanos in Gijón under Mariano Rivas.
On April 18th, our blog was updated celebrating Keiko Abe´s 80th birthday.
On March 27th, our blog was updated with an article on the davul.
On March 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th, the Sinfonietta Concertante will be using our baroque timpani in the concerts which, under Gaspar Muñiz, will take place in Gijón, Tapia de Casariego, Llanes and Oviedo.
On March 16th we added a new feature to the website: buttons linking to our social networks. From top to bottom, left to right: Facebook, Instagram, Twiteer, YouTube, Linkedin and Blogger. Our presence is (just for the moment) more developed in some of them, but we are working hard trying to offer you the most complete experience possible in all of them. The following links are active... Would you like to visit us?
"The Volcano Symphony", a recording I took part in together with Forma Antiqva, has been nominated to a GEMA Award.
The blog was updated on June 13th announcing the passing of Emma Maleras.
On June 10th and 11th, we will provide our baroque timpani to the Sinfonietta Concertante for the concert taking place in Llanes and Tapia de Casariego under Gaspar Muñiz.
Next July 1st and 2nd,the "2º Summer Course for the Study of the Rudiments" will take place. More information on the animated gif on the upper right corner.
The blog was updated last February, 6th. The mistery instrument was disclosed and the winner of the prize draw was announced.
Our latest acquisitions are a 10" Zyn 2* hihat and a 17" and 18" Zultan Aja crashes.
The Orquesta Universitaria de Oviedo used our instruments in the charity concert that took place last February, 2nd at the "Príncipe Felipe" Auditorium in Oviedo for the Spanish Association Against Cancer.
The blog was updated on January, 29th. We announced a prize draw for those guessing a mistery instrument we have recently acquired.
The blog was updated on January, 18th with an article describing how we made our own tam-tam/gong.
Our latest acquisitions are a 12"x2,5" Arbiter Flats Lite snare drum, a Schalloch cajon and several spurs (sporen).
The Orquesta Universitaria de Oviedo used our baroque timpani in the concert that tool place last December, 23rd in Oviedo.
Several instruments have been added to our collection. Two forge anvils and two hihats: a 15" Zildjian Avedis de 15" and a 13" Zyn 2*.
The blog was updated on September, 22nd with an article about the "tavolette" Respighi scored for in "Feste Romane".
August brought us some new instruments: a 10"x10" basque rope drum, a 14" ozone customized hihat, a 20"x8" monster snare drum, a dozen of Tibetan bowls an three spring/thunder drums.
The "Balthasar/Neumann Ensemble" (Hamburg), a HIP group, has used our baroque timpani during its Spanish tour (August, 13th to 19th).
On July, 20th we took part in the opening concert of the 52nd edition of the San Sebastian Jazz Festival.
The Orquesta Universitaria de Oviedo used our baroque timpani in the concert that took place last March, 3rd in La Caridad.
Our latest acquisitions are a "Tuna" waterphone by Super Fish Studio, a thunder sheet, a train whistle and an "Aerodrums" kit.
Our instrument collection sees the addition of a cymbalon. We can now play repertoire like Kodaly´s "Hary Janos", Bartok´s "2nd Violin Rhapsody", Stravinsky´s "Ragtime" and "Les Noces", Debussy´s "La Plus que Lente", Dutilleux´s "Mystere de L´Instant"...
The Spanish version of "Method of Movement for Marimba" has been published. Written by Leigh Howard Stevens and translated by truly yours, this is a reference work for percussionists around the globe. A potential market of 500 million Spanish speaking people has now access to the "Bible of the Marimba". More information HERE.