Alessandro Cortini

Booking Agent : Giorgio Salmoiraghi & Ricky Biondetti

Alessandro Cortini is an Italian musician, producer, composer, and instrument builder.

Cortini is one of the foremost figures of contemporary electronic music, best known for his haunting, atmospheric work. Alongside being a longstanding member of Nine Inch Nails, he is highly prolific and has released a steady stream of his own heady music on luminary labels including Mute, Hospital, and Important Records for the past decade. Throughout his shadowy rise to fame, he has collaborated with the likes of Lawrence English, Daniel Avery and Merzbow (to name a few). Balancing dark ambience with smokey, pulsing rhythms, his compositions are perfectly restrained, textured and mesmeric.

Cortini was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020 through his work with Nine Inch Nails, making history as the only Italian musician to have ever been honored with this recognition.

In 2021, in collaboration with boutique synth builders Make Noise, Cortini released his own, custom-designed, semi-modular synth, “Strega” (Italian for ‘witch’). That same year, he used Strega to build his latest full length, Scuro Chiaro [Mute], which Pitchfork described as “pitched somewhere between purgatory and the planetarium … consistently managing to thrill and surprise”.

In addition to years of extensive worldwide touring, Cortini has also soundtracked fashion shows including Alexander McQueen, Dior, and several of Fendi’s presentations. In 2022, he exhibited a high-concept audio installation called “Nati Infiniti” for Sonar 2022 at Museu de Lisboa’s “Fábrica de Moagem.” A live version of “Nati Infiniti” is set to debut at Berlin Atonal in 2023.

Alessandro Cortini’s music has been licensed for use in television, film, and documentaries, games, and commercials, including Samsung, BMW, Sony, and Netflix. Remixes have also been a part of Cortini’s identity – remixing the likes of Mogwai to Death Cab For Cutie, Yann Tiersen to Vatican Shadow, and more between and beyond.

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Tourdates

Date City Venue Country
20/07/24 Oira (VB) Nextones Italy
31/07/24 Amsterdam Dekmantel Festival Netherlands
31/08/24 Budapest Inota Festival Hungary
05/09/24 Reykjavík Extreme Chill Festival Iceland
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19/09/24 Glasgow Sonica Festival United Kingdom

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