From Shelter is music written in 1997 for choreographer Lane Lucas’s dance/theater work Shelter, which deals with "the concept of metamorphosis, and the way connections between people can bring us to a greater awareness of our place in life." The gently undulating three-section Three Short Stories and the beautifully insistent My burning skin to sleep form a suite that very successfully stands apart from the theater/dance work for which they were composed. Three violas calmly stroll through their pitches, starting and stopping to form little pieces within pieces, all leading to an alluring voice and gently off-kilter piano music, an evocative extended coda to the string music that preceded it. "Pure, restrained and rigorously beautiful." —Alvin Curran
A Sequenza21 "Best CD" for 2005
Peters’ music on this CD stands in slight contrast to the greater body his work, which often is concerned with presenting an environment through soundscape and/or sounding techniques. The performers on this recording (each tracked multiple times) have collaborated with Peters on more than this one occasion.