Music - Composition
Alejandro Rutty's compositional output includes orchestral, chamber and mixed-media music, arrangements of Argentine traditional music, and innovative outreach musical projects.
A unique feature of Rutty's music is its affection for textures suggested by modern recording processing techniques, and the use of Tango - a genre he performs as a pianist-and other South American genres as part of the music's surface.
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, Linköping Symphony Orchestra, the New York New Music Ensemble, the Red Clay Saxophone Quartet, and the Cassatt String Quartet among other groups. Rutty's music has been published by Effiny Music, SCI/European American Music, and Ricordi Sudamericana.
Recordings of his music have been released by Capstone Records, Arizona University Recordings, and ERM Media. The Conscious Sleepwalker (an All-Rutty CD, Navona Records) including A Future of Tango and other orchestral pieces was released in early 2012.
Founder and Artistic Director of the Hey, Mozart! Project, Alejandro Rutty is currently Associate Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.