Highlights 2023

Un Magnetar. Magnetische Episoden (for clarinet and ensemble) / Jörg Widmann / Plural Ensemble / CNDM / World Premiere / 27.Feb.2023

Alma Grial. Mística para gran orquesta / Valencia Orchestra / Alexander Liebreich / World premiere / 02.Feb.2023

Solo V. Sentir rapaz! / Schlagzeugabend mit David Moliner / Konzerthaus Berlin / World Premiere / 18.Jun.2023

Estructura IV. Dämonischer Iris / Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra / Jack Sheen / World Premiere / Roche Young Commissions

David Moliner tribute to Jenny Holzer / Guggenheim Museum Bilbao / 25th Anniversary / 19.Feb.2023

Hypotyposis Saturniennes / SWR Vokalensemble / Marcus Creed (conductor) / ENSEMS / World premiere / 21.Sept.2023


David Moliner has an hyper-expressive and catalytic percussion vision. He strongly believes that percussion is an outstanding instrument, which is capable of relating the player's actions fiercely while focusing on the sensitive human feelings, emotions and sensations. David Moliner's expressive vision is always linked to sound and its timbre dialectic and not as an "explicit theater". Instead, through a "theatrical physicality" that exists implicitly in the act of playing with the "expressive silences" and emphasizing the instrumental corporality.
Furthermore, he has commissioned different works from different composers in order to delve into this expressive vision and Moliner has delved into this obsession through his Solos, his percussion concerto, etc.

Physical Sound

Carles Santos Awards 2022 / Best contemporary and experimental classical album

Fantasie um das Klavier for prepared piano (2012, rev. 2020) 06:27
Solo I “écho perpétuel d’un F pure…” for vibraphone solo (2016) 04:02
Was koordiniert ist! Ist nicht koordiniert… (Zwei kleine Vögel) duo for flute and soprano saxophone (2015) 07:47
Solo II “écho fluctuant d’un D sensuel…” for marimba solo (2017) 02:13
“Der Klang der Erde” for bassoon, cello and percussion (2015) 06:24
Solo III “points de pénétration du t]k]” for body percussion (2018) 02:00
Eindringlicher Satz (String Quartet III) (2020) 08:30
Solo IV “…flux orgasmique de désir…” for snare drum (2020) 04:15
Estructura I “…eros sur le bleu” for ensemble (2016) 09:39

David Moliner: composition & percussion
PluralEnsemble: Lope Morales, flute / Alberto Esteve, oboe / Antonio Lapaz, clarinet / Andrés Gomis, saxophone / Álvaro Prieto, bassoon / Duncan Gifford, piano / Juan Luís Gallego, violin / Erica Ramallo, violin / Ana María Alonso, viola / Mikolaj Konopelski, cello. Fabián Panisello: conductor

percussion solo

Rebonds A (Iannis Xenakis) (setup)
Rebonds B (Iannis Xenakis) (setup)
I com el cant del rossinyol... (Josep Soler) (vibraphone)
Cálculo Secreto (Jose Manuel López López) (vibraphone)
Vibra-Elufa (Karlheinz Stockhausen) (vibraphone)
Solo I “écho perpétuel d’un F pure…” (David Moliner) (vibraphone)

Recorded in: Sala de Cámara “M. Babiloni” del Auditori i Palau de Congressos de Castelló - July 2019 - Marc Torner Làzaro.