Originally written in 1998 while still living in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the American Horror Story theme song was composed by César Dávila-Irizarry as one of his first ever computer music experiments. Over a decade later, Ryan Murphy’s production team reaches out to César to license the song and Charlie Clouser is brought in to provide final touches to what now is one of the most iconic theme songs in American culture.
Continuing his journey into the gripping emotional power that sound has over its audience, César Dávila-Irizarry combines claustrophobic harmonies with melodies that appear and disappear like the beacon from a distant scary lighthouse to create the theme song of one of Netflix’s most popular docu-series.
Shira Hime Ryu is the intense dance piece collaboration between New York based butoh dance performer Yokko and composer César Dávila-Irizarry. This music is a profound and creeping journey into and from the animalistic needs that fulfill desire. An experience where musical instruments are transformed into ferocious cries of struggle, and the sounds of objects and animals become harmonies that rip your soul into what makes up the collage that is our intimate joy and pain.
Relax, It’s Probably Just a Parasite is a horror/comedy short film about a hypochondriac trying to figure out what’s ailing him. César Dávila-Irizarry composed a dynamic, captivating, and scary soundtrack that heightens the film’s comedic story elements by musically tapping into the strange animal connection between the frightening and the hilarious.