I thought I would do a quick post on the basics of Flamenco Percussion, as percussion in The Mapmaker’s Opera (adapted from the novel by Béa Gonzalez) is an integral element to the sound world we create in the Musical. Contextually, we make use of the flamenco sound world especially in scenes that feature one of our main protagonists: Diego Clemente, who, in the story, emigrates to México from Seville, Spain.
And just to note, as mentioned on the MMO Facebook page last week, the new song is being posted on Thursday this coming week. More on this in a later post.
Essentially Flamenco makes use of three percussive sound sources: 1. Palmas (a form of hand-clapping), 2. Pallillos (or Castanets) and 3. the Cajon. Continue Reading →