ALESSANDRO CORTINI | Avanti (The Point Of Departure) – 2xLP
Prior to making the record, Cortini rediscovered an archive of home videos made by his grandfather, who passed away a few years previously. The films, however, were missing one crucial element – the sound. So Cortini decided he would restore the miss-ing audio in his own way, by composing a musical accompaniment to the footage.
Avanti is rich in anomalies and irregularities – much like our memories – which Cortini let creep into his compositions by recording live on a single synthesiser, the EMS Synthi AKS, without overdubs. “Just like the films, there are errors and mistakes in the music, some of which became the theme and some which are peculiar things that happen once or twice,” he says.