Literature has been a source of inspiration for many of Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon’s compositions, such as the song cycle Songtree, on poetry by Raúl Aceves and William Shakespeare, and the scenic cantata Comala, based on the novel Pedro Páramo, by Juan Rulfo. Comala was selected as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2011. Ricardo’s compositional voice is also shaped by a steady collaboration with the particular group of musicians for whom he writes, including Tony Arnold, Zack Finkelstein, Molly Barth, Dieter Hennings, Hanna Hurwitz, Daniel Pesca, Paul Vaillancourt, Colin Stokes, and Tim Weiss, and across artistic disciplines, with cartoonist José Ignacio Solórzano, PUSH Physical Theater, and puppet company La Coperacha, among others. Ricardo’s works have been performed and recorded internationally and supported by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Koussevitzky Foundation, Fromm Foundation, Barlow Endowment, Guggenheim Foundation, and México’s Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte. He is Professor of Composition at the Eastman School of Music.