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Grafica & Tamburi

Da quando ero un segaligno dodicenne suono la batteria. Fra breve, tra parentesi, uscirà il disco dei Parafulmini, la band in cui scrivo musichette e percuoto pelli e metalli, Tenere Fuori Dalla Portata Dei Bambini. Questa, comunque, è solo una breve riflessione, gratis, sulle percussioni – specie per quel che riguarda tamburi e piatti.

Ho sempre avuto l’impressione, suonando o ascoltando un brano di musica, che i suoni di tamburi e piatti (in particolare l’hi-hat e il ride, ma anche certi china type) equivalessero alle linee grafiche, ai tratti di un disegno: come dire che la batteria traccia i contorni mentre altri strumenti non percussivi forniscono le campiture.

Chissà. Forse sarà anche perché disegno, anche da prima che iniziassi a suonare la batteria, che mi vengono in mente cose del genere. Però, non mi sembrano poi tanto fuori dal vaso – o, meglio, fuori tempo.

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Agguato tra i tamburi | Ambush in the Drums

Una foto di me tra i tamburi scattata durante le registrazioni del disco dei Parafulmini Tenere Fuori Dalla Portata Dei Bambini il gennaio scorso.

Me at the drums in a photo shot during the recording of Keep Out Of Reach Of Children, the Parafulmini‘s album.

Drums again

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Marco Bigliazzi, i.e. me, at the drumset

 

As I have already written on some older posts, today I play drums with the band Parafulmini. While I use the computer to compose and write music, when it comes to play drums are definitely my favorite instrument. In this little picture above, there’s me in the background and a small drum in the foreground. It may seem a big drum, because of the shot, but it’s actually a 6″ (15 cm) diameter Ludwing tom tom (informations for drummers) and I really love the sound of this hi-pitched one. I have two of them, one 5″ and a half and the other 9″ deep, and you can see them on the left of the set in the shot below.

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Some More Drums

ParafulminiDrumsAs I already mentioned in a past post About Drums, today I play drums with the band Parafulmini. In the pictures above there is a portrait of the aforementioned drums, along with the band and, of course, myself. For anyone interested in this kind of stuff, my drum kit is a Ludwig (from 1982) and the set up is as follows: single headed tom-toms sizes 5,5×6″, 9×6″, 9×8″, 9×10″, 11×12″, 14×15″, Remo rototom 18″; bass drum 18×22″; Ludwig Coliseum 8×14″ wood snare drum; Tama 5,5×10″ steel snare drum. Cymbals: 3 China (Stagg) 8″-14″-20″, 1 China (Paiste Formula 602), 1 China Swish (Tosco) 18″; 2 Splashes (Stagg) 8″ & 10″; 1 Medium Sizzle (Tosco) 18″; 1 Crash (Tosco) 16″; 1 Ride (Stagg) 22″; Sound Edge 2002 (Paiste) Hi Hat. And finally 4 cowbells and a drum kit tambourine.

 

About drums

MB_drums_01As I mentioned somewhere in some blogs of mine, I play drums – today with the band Parafulmini. In the pictures above and below there are some drums, and myself behind them. For anyone interested in this kind of stuff, my drum kit is a Ludwig (from 1982) and the set up is as follows: single headed tom-toms sizes 5,5×6″, 9×6″, 9×8″, 9×10″, 11×12″, 14×15″, Remo rototom 18″; bass drum 18×22″; Ludwig Coliseum 8×14″ wood snare drum; Tama 5,5×10″ steel snare drum. Cymbals: 3 China (Stagg) 8″-14″-20″, 1 China (Paiste Formula 602), 1 China Swish (Tosco) 18″; 2 Splashes (Stagg) 8″ & 10″; 1 Medium Sizzle (Tosco) 18″; 1 Crash (Tosco) 16″; 1 Ride (Stagg) 22″; Sound Edge 2002 (Paiste) Hi Hat. And finally 4 cowbells and a drum kit tambourine.

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Choose a blog below

Cardboard Towns | Città di CartoneCardboard Towns | Città di Cartone – This one is about my paintings, doodles, related videos & other elegant devices to cover-up wall fissures. | Questo è sui miei dipinti, scarabocchi, relativi video & altri sistemi eleganti per tappare le crepe sul muro.

Parafulmini | Lightnin' RodsParafulmini | Lightnin’ Rods – Toon-rock band where I play drums & write some music. | Il gruppo toon-rock in cui suono la batteria & scrivo alcune delle musiche.

Toposodo Independent ProductionsToposodo Independent Productions – Animation producer and studio based in Pisa, Italy. | Produttore indipendente e studio di animazione basato a Pisa, Italia.

By Destiny Denied – Comic cartoon about the adventures & tricks of Byron Dustin Dennigut. | Le vignette con le storie & i trucchi di Byron Dustin Dennigut.

Pypys' Little PagesPypys’ Little Pages – Comic cartoon about the adventures and tricks of Pypys (Byron’s almost-twin brother) WARNING: this has been flagged as mature content | Le vignette con le storie & i trucchi di Pypys (fratello quesi-gemello di Byron). ATTENZIONE: questo è stato marcato per adulti.

Not Human Beings. – Comic cartoon about some not human beings, but almost. | Le vignette su alcuni non umani, ma quasi.

Il Ristoro di Frate Cipolla – the brand-new restaurant that we have opened in the very heart of historic Pisa. | Il nuovissimo ristorante che abbiamo aperto nel pieno centro storico di Pisa.

NO More Cover Bands Anymore

Parafulmini | Lightnin' Rods - the drummer

Parafulmini | Lightnin’ Rods – the drummer

Well, on the blog of Parafulmini (Lightnin’ Rods) toon-rock band (where I proudly play drums and write music) I eventually translated in english an old post of mine, titled as this one you are reading right now: NO More Cover bands Anymore.

Or maybe you actually like cover bands?