Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon: “Sibelius saved our marriage”

Mexican-born composer Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon was recently interviewed by Tom Moore of Opera Today. Zohn-Muldoon is Associated Professor of Composition at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. The interview is a genuinely interesting and engaging read, describing the composer’s early tuition from his father, his rock band in Guadalajara, his studies with George Crumb, […]

Hypermusic Prologue revisited

A few months ago I posted a snippet of the manuscript for Hector Parra’s opera, Hypermusic Prologue. Here it is again: Reader Ilja Panzer commented that he would love to see the equivalent passage in Sibelius. Copyist Katherine Anderson was happy to oblige; here it is: To see the example above at a much larger […]

Hector Parra’s Hypermusic Prologue prepared in Sibelius

One more story from my friend Wim Hoogewerf for today. He says: Last sunday I assisted at the first performance of Hector Parra’s Hypermusic Prologue by the Ensemble InterContemporain at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. A 500-page score, a real engraver’s nightmare (have a look at the picture above!) taken care of by Canadian […]