Edward Ruchalski

Edward Ruchalski has been commissioned by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Helen Boatwright, Della Holtzapple, Syracuse's Society for New Music, and dG Studios, among others. He has composed work for the Buffalo Guitar Quartet, Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, Robert Black, Stephen Porter, and Shiau-uen Ding. Ruchalski’s compositions have been performed at Lincoln Center, Mass MOCA, Miller Theatre, the Festival of Miami, Harvard University, Kirk in the Hills in Detroit, Symphony Space, the Everson Museum of Art, and elsewhere. Ruchalski's new composition "For Carrie Mae Weems" has be performed as part of MacArthur Genius Fellow Carrie Mae Weems' new production, Grace Notes: Reflections for Now, a gift for Barack and Michelle Obama, at Yale University. As a soloist, Ruchalski has performed his ambient laptop works at The Quiet Village Festival in New Paltz and during the National Water Dance in Syracuse. He is an artist-in-residence at the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia, NY. Previous publications include essays on Paul Simon and Nick Lowe in the journal, Stone Canoe, as well as, digital releases by taâlem and ink&coda. Ruchalski has also been the recipient of two Artist Grants from Syracuse's Cultural Resources Council for his compositions using motorized string and percussion sculptures of his own design, and the recipient of a NYSCA AIE Grant for his work with students at Meachem Elementary School. Ruchalski’s composition, “Winter Light” is included on the Innova recording Serendipity (2009), and to date, he has nine studio recordings available, including: WaterTrain (Humbug, Norway); Dark Night (Afe, Italy); and Refined Localities (taâlem, France). Edward Ruchalski is the Director of Music at Le Moyne College, where he teaches various course in music, including theory and history, and advises the Music Minor. He is currently the Vice President on the executive board for the Society for New Music. For the past 13 years, Ruchalski has taught private lessons in guitar and composition at his home studio in Syracuse, NY.