Chris Molla's CV

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Christopher Molla, MA, MFA

Composer, Performer, Sound Designer, Artist, and Educator

(415) 672-3553 (mbl.)
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Education

2010 MFA, Digital Art and New Media, University of California, Santa Cruz.
2003 Orff-Schulwerk Music Teaching Certificate, Mills College
1990 MA in music composition – Mills College
1988 BA Music – UC Santa Cruz
Studies in music composition with Robert Ashley, David Rosenboom, Anthony Braxton,
David Cope, Gordon Mumma, and Benjamin Carson.

Theater Music Direction/Composition/Sound Design

The Gynt Project, University of California Santa Cruz (2013)
A Cactus Christmas, Beowulf Alley Theater, Tucson, AZ (2011)
Stop the Press! University of California Santa Cruz (2010)
The Bacchae, University of California Santa Cruz (1983)

Selected Exhibitions, Presentations and Publications

March 2013 “The Sonic Onion; Layering the World of Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt Through Sound”: Oral
presentation at Peer Gynt in the Digital Age Conference, University of California Santa Cruz
November 2012 “Night Walks”: Leonardo Music Journal, Volume 22 curated by Daniel James Wolf
January, 2012 “Deeds and Sufferings of Light”, Group Exhibition
Silver Streak Gallery, Tucson AZ
October, 2011 “DANM at the MAH”
Museum of Art and History, Group Exhibition
February, 2011 “Fun-A-Day”
Normal Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, Group Exhibition
May, 2010 “Things That Are Possible”
UC Santa Cruz, CA, Group Exhibition
January, 2009 “Batteries Not Included”
Faculty Gallery, UC Santa Cruz CA, Group Exhibition

Honors, Awards, Grants

Helman Scholarship for Music Composition (1988, 1989, 1990)
Arts Division Award, UCSC 2010 Graduate Research Symposium
Porter College Graduate Arts Research Committee Award (2010)

Teaching Experience

Lecturer in Music, University of California, Santa Cruz (2009-2010).
Teaching Assistant, Department of Music, University of California, Santa Cruz (2008-2010).
Teaching Assistant, Department of Music, Mills College (1989-1990).

Early Childhood Music Specialist (1990-2008):

Director, Toddler Tunes Program, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (2007-2008)
Owner and Music Director, Jump Up Music and Movement (2005-2007)
Music Director/Teacher, Playsongs (2000-2004)
San Francisco Bay Area Preschools:
• Cow Hollow Preschool
• Calvary Presbyterian Church Nursery School
• Lone Mountain Preschool
• St. James Preschool
• Kids’ Club Preschool

Elementary/Middle School Music (1990-2005):

• San Francisco Friends School
• Vallemar Elementary School (Pacifica, CA)
• Clarendon Elementary School (San Francisco, CA)
• Good Shepherd School (Pacifica, CA)

Composition/Recording/Production

1979-Present: as a solo artist and with various ensembles: Camper Van Beethoven, Box O’ Laffs, Lula
Miss, Estonian Gouchos, Sitting Duck, Gravity Resistors Pension Fund Orchestra, Hyperbolous Twee.

Discography

As a Solo Artist:

Chris Molla: Movebaby! Studio Album 2011 (USA)
Chris Molla: Songs From Warm Places Studio Album 2001 (USA)
Chris Molla: Roll Along Studio Album 1999 (USA)
Chris Molla: Jump Up Studio Album 1998 (USA)

With Box O’Laffs:

Box O’Laffs: Dogbook Studio Album 1985 (USA)

With Camper Van Beethoven:

Camper Van Beethoven: Telephone Free Landslide Victory Studio Album 1985 (USA, UK)
Camper Van Beethoven: Camper Van Beethoven Studio Album 1986 (USA)
Camper Van Beethoven: II & III Studio Album 1986 (USA)
Camper Van Beethoven: III Studio Album 1986 (Germany, Europe)
Camper Van Beethoven: Take The Skinheads Bowling Single 1986 (Germany)
Camper Van Beethoven: Take The Skinheads Bowling EP 1986 (UK, USA)
Camper Van Beethoven: Great Big Hits (Out Of The Ballpark) Collection 1987 (Australia)
Camper Van Beethoven: II & III & Plus Collection 1987 (Germany, Europe)
Camper Van Beethoven: Live & Evil Collection 1987 (USA)
Camper Van Beethoven: Vampire Can Mating Oven EP 1987 (USA)
Camper Van Beethoven: Vampire Can Mating Oven EP 1987 (UK)
Camper Van Beethoven: The Third Album Plus Vampire Can Mating Oven Collection 1988 (USA)
Camper Van Beethoven: Camper Vantiquities Collection 1993 (USA)
Camper Van Beethoven: Camper Van Beethoven Is Dead, Long Live Camper Van Beethoven Collection
2000 (USA)
Camper Van Beethoven: Cigarettes & Carrot Juice: The Santa Cruz Years Collection 2002 (UK, USA)
Camper Van Beethoven: Camper Van Beethoven Studio Album 2004 (UK, USA)
Camper Van Beethoven: Camper Vantiquities Studio Album 2004 (UK, USA)
Camper Van Beethoven: Telephone Free Landslide Victory Studio Album 2004 (UK, USA)
Camper Van Beethoven: II & III Studio Album 2004 (UK, USA)
Camper Van Beethoven: New Roman Times Studio Album 2004 (UK, USA)
Camper Van Beethoven: Popular Songs Of Great Enduring Strength And Beauty Collection 2008 (UK)

With Monks Of Doom:

Monks of Doom: Soundtrack to the Film “Breakfast on the Beach of Deception Studi album 1987 (USA)
Camper Van Beethoven/Monks Of Doom: Vantiques Collection 1993 (USA)

With Lula Miss:

Lula Miss: Apologies Single 1994 (USA)
Lula Miss: Freaks And Biscuits (a.k.a Produce, a.k.a Cats, Flowers & Babies) EP 1995 (USA)
Lula Miss: Corona Studio Album 1998 (USA)
With Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper/Camper Van Beethoven
Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper/Camper Van Beethoven: Tulare Highway Split-release Single 1987 (USA)

Motion Picture Soundtracks:

Original Motion Picture: Bowling for Columbine 2002
Original Motion Picture: SLC Punk! Motion Picture 1998
Original Soundtrack: Bio Dome Compilation 1996

With The Cat Heads:

The Cat Heads: Hubba Studio Album 1987 (USA)

With Trotsky:

Trotsky: Balalaikas Studio Album 1996 (USA)

Compilations/Various Artists:

Various Artists: Left Of The Dial: Dispatches From The Eighties Underground Compilation
Various Artists: Godfodder Compilation 1984 (USA)
Various Artists: Here’s Egg On Your Face – 8-Track Easter Promotional Device (a.k.a. Spring Into Shape
with Rough Trade’s New Releases for Easter and Afterwards) Compilation 1986 (UK)
Various Artists: Return Of Godfodder Compilation 1986 (USA)
Various Artists: The Dr. Demento Show #86-04 Radio Show 1986 (USA)
Various Artists: Another Christmas Gift From LINE Compilation 1987 (Germany)
Various Artists: At Dianne’s Place Compilation 1987 (USA)
Various Artists: The Dr. Demento Show #87-23 Radio Show 1987 (USA)
Various Artists: The View From Here – The San Francisco Compilation Compilation 1987 (USA)
Various Artists: Vusic Music Comp. 8 Compilation 1987 (USA)
Various Artists: Austin Alternatives: 1988 Syndication Sampler Compilation 1988 (USA)
Various Artists: Flower Red Buffaloes Compilation 1988 (UK)
Various Artists: Germ’s Choice: A KUSF Compilation Compilation 1988 (USA)
Various Artists: Rough Trade Promotional Cassette #1 Compilation 1988 (USA)
Various Artists: The Dr. Demento Show #88-09 Radio Show 1988 (USA)
Various Artists: CMJ New Music 1979-1989 Compilation 1989 (USA)
Various Artists: Dr. Demento Radio Show #89-23 Radio Show 1989 (USA)
Various Artists: Revolution Radio #42 8-1-94 Radio Show 1994 (USA)
Various Artists: 24 Hour Band Jam (BAM Magazine Compilation) Compilation 1995 (USA)
Various Artists: Big Whoop: The Soundtrack Compilation 1995 (USA)
Various Artists: Implode Compilation 1995 (USA)
Various Artists: Tasty Licks (SF Bay Guardian Compilation) Compilation 1995 (USA)
Various Artists: The Dr. Demento Show #96-15: Comics Radio Show 1996 (USA)
Various Artists: Before X Compilation 1997 (Germany)
Various Artists: Thank You Bob Compilation 1997 (UK)
Various Artists: The 80s: Hits From The Underground Compilation 1998 (USA)
Various Artists: Modern Rock: Late 80′s Compilation 2000 (USA)
Various Artists: Sublime: Under The Influence Pirate Release 2000 (USA)
Various Artists: The Dr. Demento Show #00-07 Radio Show 2000 (USA)
Various Artists: Delicatessen 5 Compilation 2003 (UK)
Various Artists: Rough Trade Shops: Country 1 Compilation 2003 (UK)
Various Artists: Left Of The Dial – Dispatches From The 80s Underground Compilation 2004 (USA)
Various Artists: Left Of The Dial – Dispatches From The 80s Underground – Sampler Compilation 2004
(USA)
Various Artists: John Peel’s Festive 15 Compilation 2005 (UK)

With Victor Krummenacher:

Victor Krummenacher: Sans Soleil Collection 2003 (USA)

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