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Found - Michael Blancaflor

Michael Blancaflor's setup for the Off-Broadway production of Found at the Linda Gross Theater in New York City.

Michael Blancaflor's setup for the Off-Broadway production of Found at the Linda Gross Theater in New York City.Michael Blancaflor's setup for the Off-Broadway production of Found at the Linda Gross Theater in New York City.Michael Blancaflor's setup for the Off-Broadway production of Found at the Linda Gross Theater in New York City.

Photo Below: “I brought in my Gibraltar G-Class Pedal for the kick drum. While switching out the pedals, I put the rental pedal to the side and ended up hitting the drum with it. It created a higher pitch/resonant sound like an un-muffled marching drum which was perfect for a song called ‘Daniel's Super Toy Trading Shop’ which the composer wanted toy-like sounds. I ended up keeping both pedals in the setup. Anything to maximize sonic possibilities in a confined space!”

Michael Blancaflor's setup for the Off-Broadway production of Found at the Linda Gross Theater in New York City.Michael Blancaflor's setup for the Off-Broadway production of Found at the Linda Gross Theater in New York City.

“This is a wonderful new musical by Lee Overtree and Hunter Bell with music and original lyrics by Eli Bolin and orchestrated by Matt Castle & Frank Galgano.

The band consists of Piano/Keyboard, Guitar, Bass, Drums/Percussion, Violin, and Cello. We are spread out all around the stage and communicating via Music Director video and Aviom Mixers. Drums are fully mic’d under the stage. It's a great experience to see the Musical Theater process for a new work.

Eli Bolin wrote some great songs orchestrated beautifully by Galgano/Castle with varying feels and styles. Rock, Soul, Rock Shuffles, Half-Time Shuffles, Funk, Bossa Nova, Pop Rock, Hip-Hop, Punk, Disco, Indie Pop, Pop Ballad, Gospel and quasi-Latin Pop. Some tunes are performed with background tracks and click tracks.”

Drums:

  • Yamaha Maple Custom 10”, 12”, 14”, and 22”
  • Yamaha Hardware
  • Gibraltar G-Class BD Pedal

Snare Drums:

  • Ludwig 14" Supraphonic
  • Sonor 10" Jungle Snare

Cymbals:

  • Sabian 21" HHX Evolution Groove Ride
  • Sabian 18" HHX Evolution Crash
  • Sabian 16" HHX Evolution Crash
  • Sabian 14" HHX Evolution Hi-Hats
  • Sabian 8" AX Splash
  • Paiste 11" Signature Thin Splash
  • Paiste 18" Signature Thin China

Percussion:

  • Pearl Primero Pro Bongos
  • LP Mounted Cowbell
  • Miller Machine with 4" Alan Able Triangle
  • LP One-Handed Triangle
  • RhythmTech Drum Set Tambourine with Brass Jingles
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Egg Shakers
  • Desk Bell
  • Acme Siren Whistle

Sticks:

  • Vic Firth AS8D
  • Vic Firth Steve Gadd Brushes
  • Vic Firth SD6 Swizzle B
  • Vic Firth Rute 505

Found - Off-Broadway - Michael Blancaflor
October 2014

Michael Blancaflor's setup for the Off-Broadway production of Found at the Linda Gross Theater in New York City.

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