Valentina Magaletti

Real Name:Valentina Magaletti

Valentina Magaletti is a multi-genre Italo-British drummer, percussionist, and composer based in London, UK.

She has collaborated and performed with acclaimed London experimental electronic project Raime, Nicolas Jaar, Jandek, Helm, Malcom Catto, Charles Hayward, Bat for Lashes, Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), Can Project, Philip Selway. Her influences include Ikue Mori, Georgia Hubley, Jaki Liebezeit, Milford Graves, Elvin Jones, Tony Buck, Charles Hayward, Billy Higgins, Han Bennink, and Art Blakey.

Her principal project was one half of the duo Tomaga with bassist/multi-instrumentalist Tom Relleen. She is also a member of the critically acclaimed experimental pop quartet Vanishing Twin and the supergroup UUUU, along with Graham Lewis (Wire) and Thighpaulsandra (Coil). In 2017, she played drums as part of surviving Can member Irmin Schmidt's The Can Project, based around Schmidt's orchestral reimagining of classic Can songs and themes with an ensemble that also included Thurston Moore and Steven Shelley of Sonic Youth, Deb Googe of My Bloody Valentine, and original Can singer Malcolm Mooney. She and percussionist and sculptor Joăo Pais Filipe released their first album as CZN (Copper, Zinc and Nickel) The Golden Path in 2018, and a collaborative release with Swiss percussionist and composer Julian Sartorius, Sulla Pelle, followed in 2019.She is currently the other half of Holy tongue with Jungle producer Al Wotton, and producing music under her solo name and Due Matte. Valentina has performed or composed music released on labels including Editions Mego, Trilogy Tapes, Offen, Takuroku, Marionette, Hands in the Dark, Blank Editions, Confront, Latency, Horn of Plenty, Meakusma, Emotional Response, Other People, Soundway, Fire Records, AD93 and many more.

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In Groups:AVVITAGALLI, Better Corners, Buttonhead, CZN, Frequency Disasters, Holy Tongue, London Improvisers Orchestra, Moin (2), Tomaga, UUUU (2), Vanishing Twin, V/Z
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