Formed at the Eastman School of Music by composers Ricardo Zohn


Formed at the Eastman School of Music by composers Ricardo Zohn
Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, artistic directors
Juan Trigos, principal conductor
Formed at the Eastman School of Music by composers Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon and Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, the
Eastman BroadBand is a flexible group whose aim is to explore the many facets of contemporary music-making. Its
repertoire includes modern classics, such as Ligeti, Lutoslawski, Birtwistle, and Carter, as well as recent music by
many living composers, including that of Sanchez-Gutierrez, Zohn-Muldoon, and the group’s Conductor, Juan
Trigos. The BroadBand’s performances offer equal doses of the rigor, precision, artistry, uncompromising furor and
joy that characterize the wide range of New Music activities at the Eastman School.
The Eastman BroadBand has performed internationally at Carnegie Hall, the Festival Internacional Cervantino in
Mexico, Festival SpazioMusica in Cagliari, Italy, and as Resident Ensemble at the 2008 and 2010 Festival
Internacional Chihuahua in Mexico. Recently, the group has also performed in New York City at Symphony Space’s
Sonidos festival, at the Americas Society, and at Miller Theatre of Columbia University, and gave the premiere of
Garth Fagan’s Edge/Joy, with the Garth Fagan Dance Company at the Joyce Theatre. The ensemble has recorded
for Bridge Records. Its principal conductor is Juan Trigos. An extensive blog about the Eastman BroadBand’s most
recent tour, authored by flutist Deidre Huckabay, was published at the NewMusicBox, the online magazine of the
American Music Center. The group released Cantos, a compilation of Zohn-Muldoon's vocal works (Bridge, 2011)
and Diaries, with large ensemble works by Sanchez-Gutierrez (Urtext, 2012)
Deidre Huckabay, flutes
Elizabeth Spector, Jessica Smithorn,
oboe, English horn
Isabel Kim, Andrew Brown: clarinets
Eryn Bauer, bassoon, contrabasson
Barbara Larson, saxophone
Jena Gardner, horn
Keatin Viavattine, trumpet
Peter Fanelli, trombone
Jung Sun Kang, Bobby Mitchell,
Arthur Williford, Cherry Tsang, Jacob
Ertl: piano, keyboards
Matthew Thomas, Maria Finkelmeier,
Sean Connors, Baljinder Sekhon,
John Hain, Matthew Witten, Melanie
Sehman, Steven Sehman, Amy
Garapic, Mark Boseman, Damon
Martinez: percussion
Lucy Haslar, harp
Hanna Hurwitz, Vivek Jayaraman,
Abby Swidler, Aaron Yarmel: violin
Jason Sah, Felix Ungar: viola
Mariel Roberts, Florent Renard-Payen,
Ailbhe McDonnagh: cello
Scott Worthington, Julia Shulman,
James Sullivan: bass
Recent Appearances
Conservatorio de las Rosas. Morelia, México, 2006
Festival SpazioMusica. Cagliari, Italy, 2007
Joyce Theatre (with Garth Fagan Dance). NY, 2007;
Nazareth College Arts Center Pittsford, NY, 2007
Kilbourn Hall. Rochester, New York, 2008
Festival Internacional Chihuahua. Chihuahua,
Mexico, 2008
Miller Theatre. New York City, 2010
Festival Internacional Cervantino. Guanajuato,
Mexico, 2010
Dieter Hennings, guitar
Sala Silvestre Revueltas. Mexico City, 2010
Guest artists
Americas Society, Symphony Space. New York City,
Makoto Nakura, marimba
Cristina Valdes, piano
Daniel Pesca, piano
Josephine Gaeffke, harpsichord
Paul Vaillancourt, percussion
Stuart Gerber, percussion
Tony Arnold, soprano
Daniela D’Ingiullo, soprano
Maurizio Leoni, baritone
Scott Perkins, tenor
Thomas Lehman, baritone Carnegie Hall, New Music New Sounds. New York
City, 2013
2014 Projects
Zohn-Muldoon's, Comala (with Alia Musica).US East
Coast Tour, 2014
Sanchez-Gutierrez Restrospectives. Kilbourn Hall
(Rochester, NY), Ford Hall (Ithaca, NY), 2014
"...If on a Winter's Night a Traveler..." (with In Scena
Theatre Co.), Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò.
New York City, 2014
Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, Artistic Co-Director
Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez was born in Mexico City in 1964 and now lives in the New York
Tundra, where he teaches composition at the Eastman School of Music. He studied with Jacob
Druckman, Martin Bresnick, Steven Mackey and Henri Dutilleux at Yale, Princeton and
Tanglewood, respectively. He has received many of the standard awards in the field (e.g.
Barlow, Guggenheim, Fulbright, Koussevitzky, Fromm, American Academy of Arts and Letters.)
He likes machines with hiccups and spiders with missing legs, looks at Paul Klee's Notebooks
everyday, hasn't grown much since he reached adulthood at age 14, and tries to use the same
set of ears to listen to Bach, Radiohead, or Ligeti.
Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, Artistic Co-Director
Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon was born in Guadalajara, México in 1962. After initial guitar studies in
México, he pursued his musical education in the U.S., at UCSD and at the University of
Pennsylvania, where his principal teacher was George Crumb. Zohn-Muldoon’s compositions
grow from concise and precisely sculpted musical ideas, which are set to unfold in
contrapuntal “kaleidoscopes” of intense rhythm and color.
Mexican literature has provided the point of departure for many of his compositions, such as
the scenic cantata Comala, based on Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Páramo, and the miniature opera
NiñoPolilla on a libretto by Juan Trigos senior. His recent work includes the interdisciplinary
collaborations Encounters, with celebrated cartoonist "Jis", for a concert series leading to the
FIFA World Cup of 2006; Silueta como Sirena, a setting of songs by songwriter Alfredo
Sánchez, written for Sánchez, the Tarab cello ensemble, and the Riverside Symphony; and
Edge/Joy, with award-winning choreographer Garth Fagan.
Zohn-Muldoon's works have been performed worldwide at venues such as Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
Akademie der Schönen Künste (Munich), Ijsbreker Hall (Amsterdam), Festival Cervantino (México), and Festival SpazioMusica
(Cagliari). He has been recognized by the Guggenheim Foundation, the Endowment for Culture and the Arts of México
(FONCA), the Fromm Foundation, Meet the Composer, the Camargo Foundation, the Tanglewood Music Festival (Omar del
Carlo Fellowship), and Initiative Neue Musik Berlin, among many others. He is associate professor of composition at the
Eastman School of Music. More information can be found at:
Juan Trigos, Conductor/Composer
Composer and conductor Juan Trigos is the creator of the concept of Abstract Folklore, in
which the obsessive treatment of interlocking musical events and segments of different density
and duration over a primary pulsation, generates a special polyphony of polyrhythmic
Among his most representative works are Magnificat Guadalupano, Missa Cunctipotens
Genitor Deus, 6 Chamber Ricercares, several Concertos for different instruments, his
Symphony N. 1 and two Hemofiction Operas: DeCachetitoRaspado and Mis dos cabezas
piensan peor que una. His music has been performed extensively throughout Europe and the
As a conductor, he has premiered and promoted an extensive catalogue of new works, both in
live performance and recording. He has worked with numerous choirs, ensembles and
orchestras in Europe, North America and Mexico. He was Conductor and Music Director of the
Orquesta de Camara de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. Founder, Artistic Director and Conductor of
the Sinfonietta de las Américas, and Principal Guest Conductor of La Camerata de las
Trigos has recorded in the USA for DarkPress, in Italy for Stradivarius, and in Mexico for Quindecim, FECA of Veracruz, Colegio
de Compositores Latinoamericanos de Música de Arte and UAM, BMG Entertainment, Urtext Classics, Global Entertainment,
Euram, and Spartacus Classics.
Contact the Eastman BroadBand
Artistic Directors
Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez
(585) 274-1555
[email protected]
Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon
(585) 274-1576
[email protected]
Postal address
Eastman School of Music
26 Gibbs Street
Rochester, NY 14604

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