Antonio Trapanotto

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Antonio Trapanotto

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Paiste Artist Since
October 2009

Nationality
Argentina

Main Affiliation
Independent

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„The sound that I get out of the Paiste recordings is impressive, the cymbals sound like they are already equalized. “

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Biography

Antonio has a very long spanning career in music beginning in 1968, where Mr. Trapanotto began percussion studies (timpani) with master instructor Antonio Yepes, the resident timpanist at Colon Theatre. Two years later, Antonio studied with Mr. Rolando Picardi. He has developed his career as a drummer and percussionist in many areas of music such as recording studios, television shows, live concerts, musical comedies, cultural projects, and education. Antonio is authority in many musical styles such as pop, rock, melodic music, tango, Argentinean and Latin American folk. Along with singer Roque Narvaja and other professional musicians, he took part in the cultural project “group Chimango” with whom they recorded their self-titled release “group Chimango”. This record was recorded for the interprise CBS Columbia from Argentina and it is considered one of the first releases about folk-fusion in the country. Antonio has taken part in several OTI Festivals on Latin Songs for channels 9 and 7 from Argentina. He was chosen by several well-known conductors such as: Oscar Cardozo Ocampo, Horacio Malvicino, Mike Rivas, Victor Buchino, Oscar Lopez Ruiz, Luis Maria Serra, etc. He played tango to accompany Libertad Lamarque in Huelva Festival, Spain, led by the bandoneon player Carlos Buono. He also accompanied several Argentinian tango singers such as Raul Lavie (Tango Argentino), Jose A. Trelles (Astor Piazzola) and Maria Volonte. He was a member of one of the first tango groups from Argentina, made up of fives saxophones bass and drums, called “Saxtango”. It was conducted by Arturo Shneider, and this group recorded a song for the radio program F.M. Tango. Antonio is an advocate of cultural projects of Latin American folk. Antonio has worked on multiple projects with guitar players Jose Luis Castiñeira de Dios and the group “Anacrusa” and with Entre Rios orchestra, conducted by Master Ernesto Zemba. Antonio played with the Buki Arcella Trio. As a special guest he performed for the Colon Theatre Philharmonic Orchestra at the “Buenos Aires Sixth Jazz and Other Musical Styles Festival”, conducted by Mr Pedro I. Calderón. Mr. Trapanotto also played “Symphonic Dances” for West Side Story, by Leonard Berstein. Antonio is the professor of Drums and Percussion at Hurlinghan Sta Hildas College, and at Sir Thomas Mallory School. Antonio is also a columnist for the magazine “Bateristas al Sur”, one of the most prestigious percussion magazines in South America.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark I: Tends to be a bit quieter, darker and drier. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound.

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    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark body, full frequency spectrum, brilliant highs. Very wide range, complex, pleasing musical mix. Immediate, sensitive response, strong attack, controllable spread, even, layered fade. This crash combines silky, soft qualities with energy and projection for an incredibly versatile application range. Also extremely well suited as suspended cymbals and for mallet rolls.

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    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Rich, warm, lush, deep. Wide range, complex mix. Giving and responsive feel. Broad, warm open sound. Compact, lush chick sound. Extremely versatile hi-hat, perfectly suited for dynamic, articulated playing in a wide range of styles. “They are just chunky enough, but not overpowering. They are a little more chocolaty than the classic 602s”, describes Vinnie Colaiuta.

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  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery, soft feel with quick response. Rich, dark, mystical crash sound with tender clarity. Extremely lively cymbal for broad accents and crashes in intimate to semi-loud settings. Well suited for delicate ride patterns or mallet swells. «For those guys who really appreciate just having a cymbal that can do everything, the larger Dark Crashes can do anything. Very crash-able, and if you want to ride on them, they will give you all the ride patterns in the world.» - Gregory Hutchinson

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