Alejandro Rutty



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, American Modern Ensemble, 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 Navona Records, Capstone Records, Arizona University Recordings, and ERM Media, PAI Records.

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.




“Rutty is a very original voice...”

The Classical Voice of North Carolina

About The Conscious Sleepwalker Loops:

"Alejandro Rutty's "The Conscious Sleepwalker Loops," a MATA commission, [is] a riotous collage of Argentine tango, some over-the-top Hollywoodesque flamenco, and various other Latin tropes. Rutty layers all this into an orchestrated remix, and the result is a blaring, multi-channel, gleefully vernacular carnival. It made a terrific curtain-raiser." 

Boston Globe

"Alejandro Rutty’s amusing “Conscious Sleepwalker Loops” offered an immediate test of the ensemble’s mettle by pulling it briskly through a catalog of 19th- and 20th-century styles, slung together in much the same way a rock musician might make a mashup."

New York Times

About Tango Loops 2B:

“…in Alejandro Rutty's wonderful "Tango Loops 2B,"… a sexy, somewhat inebriated tango pokes through the orchestral fabric every now and then, as if perceived in memory, like one of Ives' hymns”

Minnesota Star Tribune,

About L'accordeoniste:

" . . . in every respect, an impressive listening experience."

Osnabrüker Zeitung

About Tango Loops 1:

“Rutty's Tango Loops throws transmuted tango fragments around in an amusing and effective parody of electronic cut-ups (no electronics are employed)”


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