Valentina Magaletti & Theresa Baumgartner - Lucha Libre

As a percussionist, Valentina Magaletti is one of today's leading and most prolific musicians. Besides ensembles like Moin, Holy Tongue, Tomaga and Vanishing Twin, she has frequently collaborated with household names like Nicolas Jaar, Thurston Moore and Bat for Lashes. At Artefact, she presents the premiere of her new show Lucha Libre, together with light artist Theresa Baumgartner. In it, she performs never-before-performed pieces from her acclaimed album A Queer Anthology of Drums, alongside new compositions from her upcoming release Disquiet Mouth. The set-up is reminiscent of a battle arena with the performer in the middle and the audience in a second imaginary ring. The performance is divided into three parts, ironically addressing the male and female nature of drumming and culminating in a queer finale in which conventions are defeated and freedom of expression triumphs.