Alessandro Cortini

Born in Italy, and now based in Berlin after many years in the US, Alessandro Cortini notoriety first spiked once he joined the ground-breaking industrial rock group Nine Inch Nails. Primarily writing and arranging electronics for the band, he has more recently returned to the instrument that captured his attention in his youth, the guitar. Whilst working collaboratively and touring extensively, Cortini incubated a distinct medley of solo projects that have risen to both prominence and critical acclaim. Under the moniker of Sonoio, Cortini has released a collection of synth-pop albums that culminated in last year’s celebrated release on New York revered experimental label, Dais. Under the aliases of Skarn and Slumberman, a parallel world of hardcore techno is unfurled in the inimitable focused style that he’s best known for. Collaborations with Merzbow, Don Buchla, and Lawrence English have all presented new aspects of Cortini’s artistry, with these works all the while capturing his agile capacity for experimentation.