header photo


Devoted to an incessant musical exploration, Magaletti’s drumming obsessively deconstructs patterns and prejudices, in a search for the tension that lays between improvisation and form. Her arms stroll either energetically, either delicate, but always rigorous by the set-up of different objects that compose her instrument making it look like the two wooden profiles establish with her a symbiotic relationship. Just an illusion, but one that convinces us that we are before someone who has spent endless hours developing it.

Magaletti worked, performed and co-wrote with many artists including Nicolas Jaar, Jandek, Helm, Raime, Malcom Catto, Charles Hayward, Graham Lewis (Wire, Dome), Thighpaulsandra (Coil, Spiritualized, Julian Cope), Thurston Moore, Bat for Lashes, Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), Lafawndah 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 approach in her other main experimental / avant-garde duo Tomaga. Valentina has released two solo records and few other collaborative records as UUUU, Vanishing Twin and CZN.



The relationship that Marlene Ribeiro develops with the instruments that surround her mirrors the perception she holds about the creative process in which creator and creation live from each other's permanent reflex. Her approach is of an almost meditative simplicity and is common to see her, during one of the explosive concerts of the band GNOD, with eyes shut strumming the bass as only between the two of them the world was processed. In her solo project, she incarnates Negra Branca where she explores soft sonorities, composed in improvised murmurs after turning on the Rec button. Telling meekly what the soul has to release, she lets her fingers float by the instruments that lay around her, evoking to the composition their sounds, in an image that recalls a spiritual ritual.


Go Back

Comments for this post have been disabled.