The outstanding TOMAGA, aka percussionist Valentina Magaletti and bass player / electronicist Tom Relleen visit Zürich to perform a Live-Soundtrack to Kenneth Anger’s 1966 occult classic film «Lucifer Rising» from his Magick Lantern Cycle.
TOMAGA channel various forms of multi-instrumentalism into music that moves by turns through industrial, jazz, psychedelia and minimalism, on it’s way to somewhere wholly other. Devoted to musical exploration, this London based duo obsessively deconstruct familiar tropes, looking for the tension that lies between improvisation and form.
In November 2017 Tomaga performed a new original score for Kenneth Anger’s iconic «Lucifer Rising» film at Cafe Oto in London.
In April 2017 Tomaga comprised part of the 8 person ensemble who performed the CAN Project (alongside original Can singer Malcolm Mooney, Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Steve Shelley, My Bloody Valentine’s Deb Goodge and others) at the Barbican (a show that sold out 2000 tickets in 8 hours). They were also named by avant-garde luminary Thurston Moore as one of the 5 bands you should know about right now in a recent article for NME.
Having been invited to tour with such musical luminaries as Wire, Deerhoof, Thurston Moore, FAUST, Lee Ranaldo and Silver Apples since their formation, TOMAGA are truly one of the finest live acts around.
In addition to this they have done collaborations with Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate (staging a performance using the artworks of Pedro Reyes), Musee D’art Contemporain De Lyon (contributing a sound object to the Yoko Ono exhibition ’Lumiere De L’aube’), plus imminent collaborations with legendary French instrument maker Pierre Bastien for Supersonic Festival in Birmingham.