Coming from a rock guitar background, Dave Molk embarked on jazz performance until problems with tendonitis lifted his compositional focus to the forefront. He writes mainly for pitched and non-pitched percussion, combining an energized rhythmic propulsion with expressive timbres. Molk is a close friend with producer Olde Dirty Beathoven.
Molk is a founding member of District New Music Coalition and a board member of New Works. His research focuses on inclusive pedagogy and dismantling structural racism. He advocates for undocumented communities in and outside of higher education. Molk taught composition and theory at Georgetown University (2016-2019).
The disparity in representation within new music is a longstanding and well-documented problem. We know this. What then holds us back? Why does disparity in representation remain such a problem?
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