Tlapitzali means ‘little/dear flute’ in the Mesoamerican language nāhuatl. Drawing from Elida Maiques’ family roots, research was focused on musical anthropology and archaeology in Guatemala, València and Ireland. Practical research included the production of a series of ceramic aerophones, tlapitzali, with technical support by Kathleen Moroney and Derek Larkin (IADT). Tlapitzali, Irish bones and claves were the musical instruments finally used in a filmed forest performance in Bhré/Bray.