Valentina Magaletti is a drummer, percussionist and composer whose goal is to strategically enrich a folkloristic and eclectic palette through endless listening and experimentation with new materials and sounds. She has performed and co-written with many artists including Nicolas Jaar, Jandek, Helm, Raime,Moin, HOly Tongue,Czn Malcom Catto, Charles Hayward, Graham Lewis (Wire, Dome), Tightpaul Sandra (Coil, Spiritualized, Julian Cope), Thurston Moore, Bat for Lashes, Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), and many more. In her current project, Vanishing Twin she has a more conventional jazz approach that finds its escape in the drone/field recordings of the percussive narrative in other  experimental/avant-garde productions. Valentina was born in Bari, Italy, and lives in London.

She has performed widely with festivals including:
UnSound (Toronto,Krakow),Wysyng Art Centre(Cambridge)
Atonal(Berlin),Festival International Musiques Actuelle (Victoriaville),Festival de la Cité (Lusanne)Museum of Modern Art(Moscow),The Great Escape (BBC Stage),(Brighton),Incubate festival Tilburg),Nuits Sonores(Lion),Hyperreality(Vienna)
Tauron Nowa Muzyk Festival(Katowice) Bozar(Bruxelles),Hyperreality(Vienna)ANLG(NYC),EcoFestival(Madrid),
Loop Festival(Los Angeles),Phono Festival (Odense),Tremor(Azores),
Roskilde (Roskilde),Jazz is Dead(Turin),Le Guess who?(Utrecht),RewireTheHague),Glastonbury(Glastonbury),Supersonic(Birmingham),Sonar(Reykjavik),Time Zones(Bari),Tempo Reale(Florence).

Other performance highlights include several improvised or repertoire presentations at Cafe Oto (London),commissioned work for Zabludowicz collection(London),The Barbican(London),Southbank Center (London),National Theatre and Dance (Lisbon),Sonoscopia (Porto),VAC(Palazzo Delle Zattere, Venezia)

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 and mony more.








PRESS
ROCKIT/ Interview: Valentina Magaletti - My drums against machismo
Sodapop/ Valentina Magaletti & Marlene Ribeiro - Due Matte
Scene Point Blank/ ”Part None” by Valentina Magaletti & Marlene Ribeiro
African Paper/ Valentina Magaletti / Marlene Ribeiro: Due Matte
RADIOACTIV/ Valentina Magaletti & Marlene Ribeiro - Due Matte
La Linea Mason & Dixon/ A Sophisticated Adventuress — Between Vanashing Twin and Tomaga: Valentina Magaletti
Billboard Italia/ Valentina Magaletti: La batteria é femmina
The Wire/ New album by Valentina Magaletti & Julian Sartorius
Noise Not Music/ Review: Valentina Magaletti & Julian Sartorius — Sulla Pelle
Bandcamp/ The Best Experimental Music on Bandcamp: September 2019
A Closer Listen/ Valentina Magaletti & Julian Sartorius ~ Sulla Pelle
Exclaim/ Valentina Magaletti & Julian Sartorius — Sulla Pelle
PRS M-Magazine/ Interview: Valentina Magaletti
Tom Tom Magazine/ The Chosen — Vanishing Twin’s Valentina Magaletti
The Quietus/ Reviews: UUUU
Echoes & Dust/ Interview: Valentina Magaletti
The Quietus/ State of Tension: Tomaga Interviewed
The Florentine/ Behind Tomaga’s Tuscan Metalwork
Hartzine/ Tomaga — The Shape of the Dance
Music, Culture, Vision./ Valentina Magaletti — Drummer Extraordinaire!
London Jazz News /https://londonjazznews.com/2020/10/27/valentina-magaletti-solo-and-duo-with-susumo-mukai-at-cafe-oto/