Tuesday | 1:05 p.m. | Broido
Composition Seminar: Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon
2013-14 Karel Husa Visiting Professor of Composition Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon discusses technical aspects of his recent work.
Tuesday | 7:00 p.m. | Iger Lecture Hall
Karel Husa Visiting Professor Lecture: Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon
Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon’s music makes use of unique instrumental colors, intricate rhythm and often draws inspiration from Mexican themes. Prof. Zohn-Muldoon, currently chairperson of music composition at the Eastman School of Music, will discuss his recent work.
Tuesday | 8:15 p.m. | Hockett Family Recital Hall
Ithaca College Contemporary Ensemble performs music by Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, Leo Brouwer, Kaija Saariaho and Adriel Miles
Ithaca College Contemporary Ensemble’s first concert of the season will present two works by Mexican-American composer and 2013-14 Karel Husa Visiting Professor of Composition Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon in addition to a guitar work by Cuban composer Leo Brouwer. The program also includes vocal pieces by Kaija Saariaho. Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon's Flores Del Viento(Flowers of the Wind) is a piece for voice and instrumental ensemble based on the Mexican myth of Quetzalcoatl. According to the story, Toltec god Quetzalcóatl is tricked by the rival god Tezcatlipoca into drinking mezcal. Taking advantage of Quetzalcóatl’s impairment due to the inebriating drink, Tezcatlipoca lures the Toltecs towards a cliff, from which many fall to their death. After realizing what has happened, Quetzalcóatl, dressed in his ceremonial attire, sets himself on fire. When the fire subsides, his pure heart, intact among the ashes, ascends to the heavens becoming Venus, the morning star.