Rutty, Alejandro

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Universal density: a musical representation of astronomical objects and concepts 2012 1654 Universal Density is a musical composition for digital electronic media. It takes the listener on a rapid tour of the universe that starts in the far away Southern Local supervoid and abruptly ends at the edge of our Solar system. Various astronomica...
Incorporation of Humpback whale song in an electroacoustic concert piece 2013 3287 Inclusion and usage of humpback whale song within the context of an electroacoustic or acoustic ensemble has been used in recent twentieth and twenty-first century literature such as George Crumb's Vox Balaenae. New humpback whale song research techn...
Winds of change 2013 988 Winds of Change attempts to build upon the recent tradition of monophonic compositional practice by combining techniques directed at setting a central musical line to maintain interest and create textural clarity. These techniques are primarily inspi...
Perceptions from the highline 2013 885 Perceptions from the Highline is a concerto for electric guitar and chamber ensemble. As a composer and a guitarist, I am constantly searching for new and compelling ways to compose for the electric guitar in conjunction with acoustic instruments. Th...
Unrest 2016 738 Unrest is a twenty-one minute long piece written for chamber ensemble. Inspiration for the piece is drawn from the struggles that Black Americans face with regard to police brutality and social injustices, with extensive references to the Black Lives...
Polymeter in Twentieth-Century Music: A Study in Notational Methods 2008 13508 The purpose of this study was to find rationales for polymetric notation by studying selections of twentieth-century music. By discussing the nature of various passages, notational methods were linked to each different polymetric scenario. A distinct...
Composing music more accessible to the hearing-impaired 2009 4035 "A hearing-impaired individual's perception of the world is not devoid of music. Unable to hear sounds the way most people can, deaf persons often receive audio information through other means including: the tactile sensation of sound vibr...
Collapse : for three cellos, two basses, and two percussionists 2009 1971 Music score...
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Live manipulation of documentary audio in a narrative electroacoustic concert piece 2011 1474 Documentary musical and theatrical works span a wide variety of genres, styles, and media. Such musical works typically involve fixed electronic media, either alone or--as in Steve Reich's Different Trains--with an accompanying acoustic ensemble. Mos...
Bipolarity 2012 846 The purpose of this work is to explore the possibilities of advanced contrapuntal techniques in music. Bipolarity is a composition consisting of two complete, self-contained works that were also designed to be performed simultaneously. The fact that ...
Sequence: for clarinets, electric guitar, double bass and drum set 2019 221 This thesis, Sequence, is a composition for clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), electric guitar, double bass, and drum set. Working within the boundaries of a minimalist musical style, my goal for this piece was to create structural motion by means of...
Sequencing musical elements in Night of the Black Moon : Part II 2022 14 Night of the Black Moon: Part II is the second part of an orchestral ballet that focuses on a paranormal story of witches seeking revenge by unleashing chaos into the world. It contains five movements, all of which feature some element of musical aut...
Starmount vespers: an oratorio for voices and strings 2016 1006 Starmount Vespers is an oratorio-style composition for SATB choir and string orchestra on the subjects of cyclicity and self-similarity. Cyclical phenomena are widespread in the natural world (day and night, sleeping and waking, seasons, tides, etc.)...
The world in color for chamber orchestra 2018 236 My chamber orchestra piece The World in Color uses orchestrational devices that produce shifts in timbre that musically structure the piece around moments of “bloom.” The impetus for the work came from a video in which colorblind people were enabled ...
Composing a “concept album” in the classical tradition: using elements of progressive rock in COG SONG 2019 218 There are numerous precedents in the classical tradition for collections of songs delivering a unified idea. These pieces typically make use of traditionally classical instruments and vocal styles. However, for my thesis, I composed Cog Song, a piece...
EULOGY for choir and brass quintet 2019 155 For my thesis, I wrote a musical work called Eulogy. It is a composition for brass quintet and choir that makes use of contrast, both in regard to the text and the music. Juxtaposing elements are used in order to give character to sections and to als...
See nothing: for string quintet and electronics 2020 112 See Nothing is a piece for string quintet (two violins, viola, cello, double bass), and electronics. The electronic component is a ‘tape track’ that uses pre-recorded string pitches tuned to the frequencies of a single harmonic series. The performers...
Soft rain of sticky notes : an experimental musical theater song cycle about ADHD for chamber ensemble 2022 12 Soft Rain of Sticky Notes is an experimental musical theater song cycle for voice and chamber ensemble about the struggle of being productive and getting work done with ADHD. The narrative progresses over five songs through different stages of gettin...