Album Release: César Alvarez, 'egg'

On May 10, Assistant Professor César Alvarez released their debut solo album egg. Each of the ten tracks on the self-produced LP, which Alvarez describes as "lyric- and story-forward" and "a space for me to process....questions about family, trans-parenthood, and surviving late capitalism," was composed, performed, produced, and mixed by Alvarez, with mastering by Sang Wook Nam and occasional vocals from artist Emily Orling (Alvarez's partner) and their children. 

Alvarez spoke with Dartmouth's Inside Arts and Sciences (the weekly arts and sciences faculty newsletter) in a conversation about their career, their artistic ethos, and the new album:

There's a lyric on the album, "I sing to heal myself, healing you is a side effect." I really hope that people get some good side effects, but ultimately, I had to make this music for my own sanity and healing. My hope is that it can offer that to others.

Read the full edited interview here

On May 25, Alvarez will perform a release concert of new music from egg at Joe's Pub in New York City. Among the full band backing Alvarez will be some familiar music department faces: Bethany Younge on synthesizers, Eli Hecht '23 on bass and synth, and Katie McCabe '21 on violin.

egg is available on Bandcamp and on all major streaming platforms.