"'Dämonischer Iris' made a very strong impression [...] Moliner is a gripping storyteller, creating a sense of suspense at the beginning and then moving in several unexpected directions, swerving from Ligeti-like whimsy (musicians doubling on harmonicas feature among the sound world, along with whistles and birdcalls) to dead-serious intensity as if in a stream of consciousness. After hearing Klaus Mäkelä conduct the Oslo Philharmonic in Scriabin’s 'Poème de l’extase' the previous day, I couldn’t help but think of 'Dämonischer Iris' as a kind of 21st-century counterpart depicting the intensely contradictory character of human nature."
"David Moliner effectively structures his mythologically charged “Demonic Iris” with archaic percussion."
"Moliner is remarkable in two respects: [...] not only blurs the boundaries, but this apparently corresponds fundamentally to his approach, no matter what instrument he writes for."
His ability to play all by heart and his musical corporality in percussion are unique and exceptional.
"(...) it is not surprising that his compositional aesthetic is considered a pioneer of new genres and new forms."
"his ... Mein Logos, is a work of energetic nature that arises from that percussive principle and shows off its soloist, with an orchestra, somewhat smaller than in the other scores in the program, collaborating for this purpose, except for contrasting fragments like that suggestive solo interspersed from the concertmaster. A kind of tight correlation of the concept, as of electronic music, of the "attack-resonance", together with "transversal" techniques of soloist and music stands"
"[...] Having the composer himself as the main soloist and indicating some entries by himself to the rest of the percussionists, the discourse became really powerful"
"The naturalness with which Moliner combines sensuality and form is impressive."
"Bells, whistles, whispers, body blows. All this in a timbral amalgam of undoubted musical cohesion, where we glimpse influences that go from Igor Stravinsky, in those impulsive rhythmic ostinatos, through Franco Donatoni, with that heterodox use of brass."