If We Hold The Reins is a song written as a metaphor for the struggles of an individual changing opinions and habits. The mind is portrayed as a government. The struggle is discribed as a revolution. Music and lyrics by César Dávila-Irizarry. Singing by Melissa Rivera.
“What if I write a song that is simultaneously macabre and funny but also so catchy that it inspires the clown in a group of friends to sing it as they leave the movie theatre?” Those are the concepts that César Dávila-Irizarry found to be the most effective for the ending of the horror/comedy short film “Relax, It’s Probably Just a Parasite” from award-winning director Joel Benjamin.
Inspired by Puerto Rican history, César Dávila-Irizarry composed Red Maremoto as a reflection on disaster capitalism. Maremoto is the Spanish word for tsunami. Like disaster capitalism, a tsunami lures you in by creating a seductive situation (in this case by retreating its ocean) then, once you walk into the calm and shallow waters, the ocean comes back forcefully to do as it wishes and not caring for any consequneces.
“No One” is music composed by César Dávila-Irizarry for a video art performance by butoh artist Yokko.
Inspired by the summer of 2020 and César’s personal experiences with prejudice in the United States. This 20 min composition explores the true essence of an individual, the distorted persona society imposes on the individual, and the search to escape those impositions.
In The Charcoal on Our Hands, César Dávila-Irizarry explores the fragile connections between the sense of spirtuality that comes from the beautiful panoramic views of the Puerto Rican hillside and the digital dreams of modern day life.
Hide The Potion is the music side-project of César Dávila-Irizarry and long time friend and collaborator Carlos Iván Márquez. Education is a playful electronic reflection on the desire to achieve all of the potential in the members of our communities.
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.
César Dávila-Irizarry composed You Guide, I Taste as a conceptual exploration of seduction, intimacy, and melancholy within a fantastical cyberpunk noir environment.