Coyote Juggles His Eyes

Coyote Juggles His Eyes (completed November 2000).  A transformation of a Native American folk tale into an opera without words for instrumentalists/actors.  Commissioned by Jason Gresl, clarinet.  Scored for clarinet/bass clarinet (Coyote), piccolo/flute (Chickadee), percussion (Raven), cello (Bear), violin (Butterfly), French horn (Raccoon).  Performed November 19, 2000 by The Muses’ Workshop in the Lyric Theater at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  (apx. 35 min.)