Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon

Composing Across Borders

Composing Across Borders
Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, composer
Friday, April 24, 2:30 p.m., Room 245, Music Building. Free

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Mexican-born and Pulitzer Prize-finalist Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon is this year’s Latin IS America guest composer. He will be on the MSU campus for the Musique 21 performance of two of his recent chamber works and for a public lecture about his career as a composer. Equally active in Mexico as he is in the U.S., Zohn-Muldoon is a faculty member at the Eastman School of Music.


The music of Mexican-born composer Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon is characterized by its detailed sculpting of musical ideas and “kaleidoscopic” contrapuntal design. Mexican literature has provided the point of departure for many of his compositions, such as the miniature opera NiñoPolilla, and the scenic cantata Comala, based on the novel Pedro Páramo, by the noted Mexican writer Juan Rulfo. Zohn-Muldoon’s Comala was selected as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2011. Other professional honors include the 2011 Lillian Fairchild Award and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation. Zohn-Muldoon joined the composition faculty of the Eastman School of Music in 2002.