Commissioned by Timothy McAllister for 45th Parallel
Premiere: February 2004, Granville, OH
Jellyfish has three sections, each inspired by a different mode of jellyfishness: 1. “medusa,” after the full-formed stage of a jellyfish’s life; 2. “blob,” after an enormous, black, slow-moving deep-sea jellyfish; and 3. “thimbles,” after the tiny jellyfishes that swim in schools of thousands like swarming bees.