Alejandro Rutty

Alejandro Rutty (School of Music) will release the album “Exhaling Space,” (Navona Records) a collection of new chamber works  combining Latin and world music styles with the classical tradition. The album features performances by Pittsburgh-based Beo String Quartet, and a group of prominent North Carolina artists. Rutty’s previous release on Navona “The Conscious Sleepwalker” was reviewed favorably in The Boston Globe and The New York Times. His music makes use of oral histories; some of his work is based on interviews with Latina Immigrants, and some on audio recordings of the Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina.

Rutty’s compositions and arrangements have been played by the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Argentina, National Symphony Orchestra of Brazil, Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, American Modern Ensemble, the New York New Music Ensemble, the Red Clay Saxophone Quartet, and the Cassatt, Beo and Carlos Chávez String Quartets, among other groups. Recordings of his music have been released by Navona Records, Capstone Records, Albany Records, Arizona University Recordings, and ERM Media.

A concert featuring music from the album will take place at the Organ Hall (School of Music) on March 23, 7:30 p.m. The performers include faculty members Fabián López, Inara Zandmane, Marjorie Bagley, Steve Stusek, Adam Ricci, Guy Capuzzo, Alejandro Rutty; guest artist Vincent Van Gelder and students Carmen Granger, Suzanne Polak and Erik Schmidt.