Commissioned by Teatro Teresa Carreño as a parallel work to Igor Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat. Based on the story El Pobre Cucarachero by Venezuelan author Antonio Arraiz. Premiered in Caracas at the Teatro CANTV on April 30, 1986; Alberto Rowinsky, narrator; Macarena Solórzano, ballerina; Carmen Helena Téllez, conductor. Since then, the work has been performed in Venezuela on many occasions by different ensembles. Approx. duration: 45 minutes. ** Instrumentation: 0011 – 0110 – perc – vl, DB.