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Alessandro Cortini releases new LP - AVANTI

With cinematic fluidity, Alessandro Cortini (Hospital Productions, Important Records) acquaints music with memory, embracing the panorama of his family’s vintage Super 8 films. These snapshots of family life, captured by his grandfather, create a visual basis for him to further develop the melancholy of remembrance as sung by his instruments. The project began as a simple improvisation (utlizing a Synthi AKS) and evolved into a meditation on living memory through sound. The sonically expansive musical canvas compliments these filmed scenes to create a memoir, linking a visually remembered past with an expressively interpreted present, pointing forward and moving ahead, AVANTI, in Italian, carrying the listener down a long labyrinth path collective of these moments that shape ones’ life journey. Archival visual compilation, content curation and arrangement by Sean Curtis Patrick, continuing from Cortini’s previous Sonno and Risveglio projects.

The Wire offers the track Perdonare (recorded live at Berlin Atonal 2016) in their Below The Radar Special Edition: Berlin Atonal: Force Majeure.

AVANTI is available via The Point of Departure Recording Company / [PIAS] on 6 October - pre-order AVANTI on double 12” vinyl and digitally now

Alessandro Cortini’s personal touch made for a set as moving as any classical performance” FACT

One of the standout performances”  The Line Of Best Fit (Berlin Atonal review)

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Multi instrumentalist Alessandro Cortini has performed solo at globally acclaimed festivals including Unsound, Le Guess Who, Mutek, MoogFest, Donau and Primavera.  His previous live shows were already extremely emotive, but with the addition of the edited Super 8 footage from his childhood to the powerful music of AVANTI,  he has created something truly spectacular in it's ability to connect deeply.

Forthcoming dates include:
Thursday 5 October    - Berghain    Berlin    Germany
Friday 13 October    - Leipzig    Germany
Thursday 26 October    - Benevento    Italy
Thursday 2 November    - HEK    Basel    Switzerland
Saturday 18 November    - Madrid    Spain      
Thursday 11 January    - Suedpol    Luzern    Switzerland
Friday 12 January    - FOCE    Lugano    Switzerland

The phenomenal LIVE AV show for AVANTI is available to book from mid October, with 1 person travelling from Berlin. Please get in touch to discuss your ideas!

All the best,


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Keira Sinclair
POLY. Artists

working with: Alessandro Cortini · Awesome Tapes From Africa · Body Sculptures · DJ Richard · DJ Stingray 313 · Kahn + Neek · Low Jack · Nina · Noncompliant · Puce Mary · Sarah Davachi · SØS Gunver Ryberg · Varg · Vit Fana

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