Workshop-seminar and conference-concert

David Moliner: “Die Körperlichkeit: Workshop-seminar on expressive dynamism for visual artists”



  • Workshop-seminar: Saturday, August 27th.
  • Time: 90-minute sessions starting at 16:00h.
  • Free participation for artists, with reservation of place through the mail (indicating name, phone and e-mail).
  • Location: GlogauAIR, Berlin (Glogauer Str. 16, 10999 Berlin).


  • Conference-concert: Sunday, August 28th.
  • Time: 19:00h.
  • Location: GlogauAIR, Berlin (Glogauer Str. 16, 10999 Berlin).
  • Free admission until full capacity is reached.


This workshop-seminar, aimed at groups of 10 people maximum, in sessions of an hour and a half, aims to delve into the expressive semantics of the city of Berlin in contemporary art; an aesthetic that has greatly influenced the work of the Castellón-born composer David Moliner, after training at the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin with the prestigious German composer, conductor and clarinetist Jörg Widmann.

The aim is to relate the primary emotions linked to any form of artistic creation, under the common denominator of rhythm and music. In addition to the emotional experience of David Moliner, an explanatory theoretical part of the instrumental theater of Georges Aperghis and Mauricio Kagel is incorporated. For this, a practical part is performed with exercises linked to primary emotions such as joy, sadness, surprise, anger, or fear that will lead to a percussive interpretation of all these emotions.

Body percussion is the art of making music using one’s own body as an instrument and, sometimes, everyday objects such as balls, brooms, or glasses. It is one of the most natural ways to learn and put into practice the musical language and its elements, since our body is the first instrument that we all use rhythmically and musically, often without realizing it. In addition, there will be a lecture-concert on the aesthetics of David Moliner in which will be put into practice what was explained in the practical sessions.

This activity in the city of Berlin is the result of the collaboration of the Fundación Caja Castellón and Diputación de Castellón with Memoria Artística de Chema Alvargonzalez through GlogauAIR Art Residency Berlin, and the collaboration of the PICE program of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) for the internationalization of Spanish culture, which promotes and facilitates the presence abroad of the Spanish creative and cultural sector.

Spanish composer and percussion soloist, David Moliner (Castelló, Spain, 1991) studied with Pascal Dusapin and Jörg Widmann in Haute École de Musique de Genève, Universität der Künste Berlin and Akademie Barenboim Said Berlin.

His compositional aesthetic has been quickly considered a pioneer of new genres of new forms; his music links the body psychos with the instrument for which it is written with all musical parameters completely subordinate to this artistic conception. He has written orchestral music, chamber music, solo, music theater chamber music and masquerades. His works are published through Universal Edition.

His music has been played by soloists from: Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Recherche, Plural Ensemble and in venues such as Darmstädter Ferienkurse (Darmstadt), Festival Ensems (Valencia), or in tour around Portugal, Chile, Mexico, Switzerland, France, Germany, United States, China, or Spain. Pierre Boulez Saal made a portrait evening of his chamber music works entitled Corporal Pathos by musicians from West- Divan Orchestra and Barenboim Said Akademie. Plural Ensemble made a portrait of some of his most recent music. He also premiered his percussion concerto Figuratio I, Mein Logos! with Spanish National Youth Orchestra and David Moliner as a soloist.

He has received some awards such as Italy Percussive Arts Society Vibraphone Competition Universität der Künste-Composition Prize Berlin and the Roche Young Commissions from Lucerne Festival. He published a CD with his most representative chamber works for the German label NEOS. As a percussionist he has played in concert halls such as Philharmonie Berlin, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, KKL Luzern, Philharmonie Paris with conductors such as Simon Rattle, Peter Eötvös or Matthias Pintscher. As a soloist he was invited to play with Jörg Widmann in Konzerthaus Berlin and in Pierre Boulez Saal Berlin.

He did workshops about his composition aesthetics in Centro Superior Musikene-San Sebastián, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Lyon, Hochschule für Musik und Theater München and USC Los Ángeles Thornton School of Music, among other European universities.