Described by professional critics as one of the most versatile musicians born in the 90s, David Moliner studied with Pascal Dusapin and Jörg Widmann at the Haute École de Musique de Genève, Universität der Künste Berlin and Akademie Barenboim Said Berlin.
His compositional aesthetic has been quickly seen as pioneering new genres, inventing new forms such as: Eglogas, Masquerades, Mystiques, Estructuras, Entes or Esoterics. His aesthetic is framed under the name of Corporal Dynamism: a metamodernist sound conception where the dimensional dialectic expression acquires a total value through the bodysound world. He has written orchestral music, chamber music, and solo. His works are published through Universal Edition.
His music has been performed by leading orchestras such as: Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra, West Divan Orchestra, Valencia Symphony Orchestra, Spanish Youth National Orchestra, by ensembles such as: Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Recherche or Plural Ensemble and for soloists such as Jörg Widmann.
He has received some awards such as the Vibraphone Competition of the Italian Percussion Arts Society Universität der Künste-Composition Prize Berlin and the Roche Young Commissions of the Lucerne Festival. He published a CD with his most representative chamber works for the German label NEOS.
As a percussion soloist he has played his own percussion music in concert halls such as the Philharmonie Berlin, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, KKL Luzern, Philharmonie Paris or in Guggenheim Bilbao for its 25th anniversary. He has played with conductors such as Simon Rattle, Peter Eötvös or Matthias Pintscher and with orchestras such as Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra, ADDA Simfònica and Spanish Youth National Orchestra.
He is regularly invited to do lectures on his compositional aesthetics at music universities such as: Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Lyon, Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, Hochschule für Musik Luzern, Musik Akademie Basel or USC Los Angeles Thornton School of Music.
"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."
A rare composer and percussionist endowed with an exclusive musical talent; his music is full of emotion and sensitivity
A very talented composer whose music is characterized by an extraordinary corporeality and physical power