Coming from a rock guitar background, Dave Molk embarked on jazz performance before switching to composition full-time. He writes mainly for pitched and non-pitched percussion, combining an energized rhythmic propulsion with expressive timbres. Dave is a close friend of producer Olde Dirty Beathoven.
Dave is a board member of New Works Project. His research focuses on developing inclusive pedagogy and dismantling structural racism. He is an advocate for undocumented communities in and outside of higher education.
Dave has a Ph.D in music composition from Princeton University and taught composition and theory as an Assistant Teaching Professor at Georgetown University (2016-2019). His writing has appeared in New Music Box, Sounding Out!, and Indiana Theory Review (forthcoming 2020).
Articles by Dave Molk:
Western art music is not a universal language. It does some things well, other things not as well, and many things not at all. What biases do we create in...
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?
We need not move mountains to defend our values. By leveraging power and privilege within our own spheres of influence, however modest they might appear, we can all effect real...