Date: December 3, 2013
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Room 4130 Posvar Hall
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This lecture is presented in conjunction with, and as an introduction to, the concert "Comala-un pueblo que huele a miel derramada," by Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, which will be performed on January 22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Chatham University. Zohn-Muldoon's scenic cantata is based on Rulfo's novel and was composed between 2001 and 2004, and recorded in 2010 in an album that earned the composer a Pulitzer Prize nomination. The libretto was assembled from fragments extracted (without alteration) from the novel in the interest of preserving the poetic language of Rulfo. The work unfolds in thirteen continuous scenes, including scenes involving only living characters and, therefore, entirely theatrical.
Mexican-born composer Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon received his undergraduate degree in guitar and composition from the University of California at San Diego, and both a Master's degree and PhD in composition from the University of Pennsylvania, where his principal teacher was George Crumb. Zohn-Muldoon's honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Tanglewood Music Center (Omar del Carlo Foundation), Camargo Foundation, Endowment for Culture and the Arts of Mexico, a Mozart Medal from the Embassy of Austria in México, and commissions from the Fromm Foundation, U.S./Mexico Fund for Culture, and other noted institutions and ensembles in México, the U.S., and Europe.
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