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About David Molina

David Molina is an award winning composer, musician, sound artist, sound designer, and studio/live sound engineer. He has created music and sound design for theatre, dance, film and video, multimedia installation, performance art, and radio for over 18 years . He also has been performing and writing all types of music in various bands or ensembles through out his life.

Molina believes the recording studio is just another instrument, but with infinite possibilities. He combines it with his wide collection of instruments and composition skills to deliver non-conventional and moving scores which draw in the viewer/listener with out upstaging the visual or text element. Every soundtrack is unique and sensitive to each project’s needs.

On the technical side of music, Molina is a seasoned studio engineer and live sound engineer who delivers top quality results whether it be a rock band’s album, stage musical, radio production, sound art installation, or film soundtrack.

Molina presented his first Gallery solo exhibit Transience: The Work of David Molina, at Asterisk Gallery SF (2013). It featured several instruments built by Molina, including Rusting Souls a restored and modified Cimbalom, as well as A Dividing Line: American Ashes, a 14 channel speaker installation about immigration, xenophobia, the Mexican/U.S.A. border, and the lives that cross it, claim to protect it, or are separated by it.

He was curator and producer, of Color + Form + Freqeuncy = Memory and Dreams (2012), a multimedia concert at PAI, featuring electronic musician and video artist Mickey Tachibana, experimental film maker Anna Geyer, instrument builder Garrett La Fever, and Molina as composer and live musician.

He collaborated with La Fever and Tachibana on Memory Web, an original instrument and interactive sound/video installation presented at SOMARTS, SF Fine Arts Fair, PAI, and Vessel Gallery.

Molina is a founding member of the interdisciplinary troupe Secos Y Mojados (2009 Creative Capital & 2011 Wattis grantees, and 2007 invited artists to Hemispheric Institutes “Encuentros” in Argentina)

He often collaborates with theatre director Roberto Varea and performance artist Violeta Luna, both with which Molina’s work has toured nationally and internationally.

Molina has composed, performed, recorded, mixed, and designed sound for theatre, video, film, dance, performance art, radio, television, and multimedia productions for the past 18 years. Recently he has been inventing and building instruments from salvaged materials.  These instruments become part of interactive, multimedia installations displayed at galleries and festivals.

He has worked with numerous bay area theatre companies, performing arts venues, and educational institutes, large and small, as well as several regional companies and institutes through out the U.S.

San Francisco/bay area: Campo Santo, Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, ACT MFA program, Corner Stone Theater Company, Intersection For the Arts, The Lab, Theatre Artaud, Counter Pulse, A Traveling Jewish Theater, Transparent Theater, SOMarts, Cultural Odyssey, Teatro Campesino, BRAVA Theater, Sonoma State University, and Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.

As a resident artist he worked with: USF Performing Arts and Social Justice Department (1999 to Present), Lorraine Hansberry Theatre (2003 to 2012), Teatro Jornalero (2003 to 2006), Drum Machine Museum (2000 to 2005), Magic Theatre (resident artist 1997 to 2003), Soap Stone Theater Company (1997 to 2002).

Nationally: Cal Arts, Arizona State University, Mark Taper Forum, Yale Repertory Theater, Corner Stone Theater Company, Cross Roads Theater Company.

Internationally: Argentina: Centro Cultural Recoleta, (Buenos Aires), MXM, (Cordoba); Peru: El Galpon, (Lima), Teatro Yuyachcani, (Lima), Volar Distinto and Zazu Lounge, (Cusco), Centro Cultural de Bellas Artes (Lima).