Wednesday 11 October 2023, 7.30pm

Suono Grasso #2: Valentina Magaletti / Laura Agnusdei (duo) + tellKujira + Luciano Maggiore

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Two nights of experimental music from Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region

Night 2/2
- Luciano Maggiore
- tellKujira
- Valentina Magaletti + Laura Agnusdei (duo)

ATER Fondazione and Emilia Romagna Music Commission present SUONO GRASSO

Valentina Magaletti / Laura Agnusdei (duo)

Valentina Magaletti is a drummer, composer and percussionist 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 artists including Nicolas Jaar, Jandek, Helm, Raime, 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 her other experimental duo, Tomaga. Valentina was born in Bari and is based in London.

Laura Agnusdei is an electroacoustic composer and saxophone player from Bologna. Classically trained, she also holds a masters in electronic composition from the Institute of Sonology of The Hague. Her compositions feature the saxophone as the main voice within sonic landscapes that shift between melodies and textures, the song form and improvisation, fusing acoustic, digital and analog sound sources. Her new album Goro is out now on Maple Death. From 2015-19 she was also a member of the cult psych rock band Julie’s Haircut.

Photo credit: Laura Agnusdei (L) photographed by Giuseppe Lanno


tellKujira is Ambra Chiara Michelangeli (viola), Francesco Diodati (guitar), Stefano Calderano (guitar) and Francesco Guerri (cello). The ensemble was born in 2020 as an “imperfect” chamber quartet, with two electric guitars instead of violins. Its music moves between contemporanea, electronics, art rock and free jazz, making use of a collective writing methodology that is a direct derivation of their improvisation sessions. tellKujira is co-produced by Area Sismica and the Emilia Romagna Music Commission, and its next record will be released in November on Superpang.

Photo by Ariele Monti

Luciano Maggiore

Luciano Maggiore is a Palermo-born, London-based musician whose work is characterised by the use of speakers and analogue/digital devices (samplers, CD players, Walkmans, tape recorders) and which addresses the performativity of the musical act, the perception of it, and the obscurity that emanates from it. His interests include mechanisms of sound diffusion, performance, repetition, endurance, non-human animal languages, dance and folklore. With Louie Rice, he started NO-PA/PA-ON, a project that deals with performing score-based works, both acoustic and amplified.

Photo by Bradford Bailey