– Between october 9 and 13 I used my own strohfiedel on Bartok´s “Miraculous Mandarin with Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias.
– On November 2, I added an article to my blog. I describe how I restored a tenor drum.
– On October 2, I modified the design and improved the navigation of this website.
– On August 9, I added an article to my blog. I show a cowbell that was used on the premiere of “Tosca”.
– A tugboat horn (perfect for Puccini´s “Il tabarro”), several vintage taxi horns, a MesoAmerican water drum and a Saucedo Mark tree have been added to my collection. They are all available for rental.
– Since late june I own a vintage LEFIMA strawfiddle. Available for playing the works of Saint-Saens, Humperdinck, Strauss, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Bartok, etc.
– On June 15 I changed the look of the website, improved navigation and added “Books” and “Mallets and sticks” sections to the “Store” menu.
– On June 5, I added an article to my blog. I describe how I made some snare gates on my Renaissance drum.
– The Orquesta Ciudad de Granada will use my Turkish crescent in the performances of “The Abduction from the Seraglio” (May 25 and 27).
– On May 2 an “Audio” section was added to the “About Me” menu.
– Quadrumphonic Studios will use my remote DW on their new production.
– The Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias will use two of my historical drums in works by Teleman and Purcell (April 20 and 21).
– During the last week of January I restaured and repaired three snare drums for the Banda de Música Ciudad de Oviedo. Their 14″x8″ Ludwig Coliseum, 14″x6″ Grover Pro GSX and 13″x4″ Premier are now like new and in full working order.
– On January 18 took place in FITUR the presentation of the short movie “Arriondas, Paraíso Musical”, whose soundtrack I recorded (Orquesta Clásica de Arriondas conducted by Sergio Vázquez, music by Guillermo Martínez).
– On January 9, I adedd an article to my blog. It explains te tambourine technique requested by Prokofiev in “Troika”, from “Lieutenant Kije”.
– The following instruments have been added to my collection. A goat hooves rattle, a cha cha shells rattle, two small bronze bells rattle, a 10″ Custom Triple Row (Bronze/German Silver) Harlan tambourine, an antiaircraft crank siren, a LP245 güicharo (perfect for “Ox on the Roof”), a pair of 19″ Masterwork Custom Series Symphonic Light cymbals, 16″, 17″, 18″ and 19″ Masterwork Custom Series Medium Thin suspended cymbals, a 18″ Malinese water gourd (perfect for “Sinfonía India”), a 14″ Salentinese tambourine, a kokiriko, a Kenian wooden double rattle, several Grover accesories (PW-TA-MA, DTM, SBC, PW-AMP, TMC, MIM-D y PW-SCA) and three LP shakers (Duoshake Loud -LP441L-, Duoshake Medium -LP441M- and Duoshake Soft -LP441S-).