The piece that would become Shiver was composed as a soundtrack for a Spanish short film from 2002 by Francis Expósito called “Esta noche en el parque”. A winter’s night, an empty public park and two people meeting for the first time after spending one night together.
I was very excited since it was one of my first commissions so I started to watch the footage to start figuring what the music would be like. In the middle of the film, the atmosphere started to warm up, followed by an outburst of rage. Suddenly, the thought of a sensual scene bound to end badly, in a park in a cold damp winter’s night sent a shiver down my spine. It became a groovy funky based on a marimba ostinato, very inspired in the 80’s and modal minimalism.