Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon was born in Guadalajara, México, in 1962. Literature inspires many of his compositions, such as Gypsum, on texts by Deidre Huckabay, the extended song cycle Songtree, on poetry by Raúl Aceves and William Shakespeare, the miniature opera NiñoPolilla, on a libretto by Juan Trigos senior, and the scenic cantata Comala, based on the novel Pedro Páramo by the great Mexican author Juan Rulfo, which was selected as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2011. Ricardo’s compositional voice is shaped through steady collaborations with artists such as Leah Brzyski. He is currently Professor of Composition at the Eastman School of Music.