Composer Alejandro Rutty is best-known for his distinctive mix of South American styles, lyrical melodies, meticulous rhythmic detail, and textures suggested by modern recording processing techniques.

The Boston Globe wrote about The Conscious Sleepwalker Loops “…the result is a blaring, multi-channel, gleefully vernacular carnival. It made a terrific curtain-raiser.” The New York Times wrote: “Alejandro Rutty’s amusing “Conscious Sleepwalker Loops” offered an immediate test of the ensemble’s mettle…”. Other pieces generated similarly positive reactions: “… in every respect, an impressive listening experience.” Osnabrüker Zeitung (About L’accordeoniste) and The Classical Voice of North Carolina wrote about Rutty’s recent Down Home: The Cantata, which mixes choral and orchestral writing historic audio recordings: “Rutty’s creative music made the stories live with humor, with determination and with dignity”

Another aspect of Rutty’s music is his music based in oral histories, such as The Other Side of My Heart –based on interviews with Latina Immigrants-, and Down Home: The Cantata; Jewish Life in the American South –based 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.

Alejandro Rutty is currently Associate Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Albums

Exhaling Space

Release Date: March 9, 2018
Catalog Number: NV6145
21st Century
Chamber
Guitar
Saxophone
String Quartet
With EXHALING SPACE, Alejandro Rutty and his cast of remarkable performers create one hour of fresh, captivating music combining Latin and world music styles with the classical tradition. With tracks like the futuristic tango Martian Milonga and the meditative More Music for Examining and Buying Merchandise, Rutty composes the album like a breathing exercise, taking in an anxious pace in one movement, and then in the next, letting the melodies exhale gently through the piece.
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Fine Music, Vol. 4

Release Date: May 1, 2013
Catalog Number: NV5916
21st Century
Concertos
Orchestral
Oboe
Orchestra
Saxophone
FINE MUSIC, VOL. 4 is the fourth compilation of the Navona Records Fine Music digital series. This installment features the works of David Nisbet Stewart, Brian Noyes, Jonathan Little, Daniel Perttu, Curt Cacioppo, Santiago Billoni, Alejejandro Rutty, Joanne Carey, Ludwig van Beethoven, Joseph Summer, Roger Bourland, Kjell Magne Andersen, and Jan Van der Roost.
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The Conscious Sleepwalker

Release Date: March 1, 2012
Catalog Number: NV5870
21st Century
Concertos
Orchestral
Orchestra
Saxophone
Through his Argentinean tango-infused classical works, composer Alejandro Rutty has carved an original, unique niche in classical music, blending tango, electronic, and classical elements into a cohesive whole. On the multifarious THE CONSCIOUS SLEEPWALKER, his first album on Navona Records, Rutty presents works for saxophone quartet and orchestra that explore concepts ranging from explorations of tango within pop culture of the future to half-dreams versus fictional reality.
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