duration: 20min 
instrumentation: Woodwind player (cl, b cl, e-flat asax)/ 2 perc, pf
movements: I. the mask we call ourselves II. the painting of the birds (why raven is black) III. raven unravels the night sky and frees the stars IV. heckle and jeckle, 'eat crow' and crow's feet V. crow cadenzas and prayer council V. canoe of life
premiere: Zeitgeist; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN on 05/23/1993
commissioned: Zeitgeist with funding from a Jerome Foundation grant