Watunna (The Telling)

Harris Skibell, Susan Lepselter
A collaborative work that juxtaposes creation myths of the Makiritari culture in Venezuela—the oldest known creation myths in the Americas—with the musicalized sounds of New York City. Lepselter's narrative includes poetic adaptations of the original texts. The sounds of New York serve as the contemporary screen on which to view the text. And they illustrate the text in the same way that orchestral instruments illustrate the text of Peter and the Wolf. Reading by Lepselter. Commissioned by New American Radio.