My vision — create a musical story of the life of the “Ancient Ones” at Mesa Verde National Park. This music had to cover a 700 to 1,000 year period of occupation. I wanted the music to reflect the cultural transitions and lifestyles throughout the years. Basketmaking, weaving, pottery. Hunting with atlatls and spears. Hunting with bows and arrows. Planting crops. Dances of celebration. Developing and demonstrating spiritual beliefs. And of course leaving the Mesa.