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El Coquí's Dreamscore & parts for: string quartet & drums and/or percussion
This is a drum feature that I wrote for an amazing drummer, Henry Cole, originally from Puerto Rico, now living in New York City. The coquí is the single most distinctive animal in the island of Puerto Rico, a small tree frog with a distinctive call. The instrumentation for this piece is only drums and strings. The strings play pizzicato the entire time. I play around as a composer musically using the call of the coquí as a musical motif. The sound that results from having only percussion and pizzacato strings together is reminiscent of South American folk music played by guitar or harp-like instruments. 
 -fabian almazan