The English word "megrim" shares an etymon with the word "migraine".  Like its more common cousin, "megrim" can mean a strong headache, but it can also be used to mean "low spirits or depression" and "a whim or fancy".  Each of these overwrought miniatures attempts to explore the nexus of these semantic traces.

megrims was premiered by Ensemble Recherche (Jaime Gonzalez, Shizuyo Oka, Barbara Maurer, Åsa Åkerberg, and Jean-Pierre Collet) on November 7th, 2013 at Northwestern University's Lutkin Hall.