David Berezan



Personal profile


David Berezan has acted, since 2003, as Director of the Electroacoustic Music Studios and MANTIS (Manchester Theatre in Sound) at The University of Manchester (UK). In 2012 he was appointed Professor in Electroacoustic Music Composition. After completing a BA in History (1988) at the University of Calgary, a Diploma in Composition (1996) at Grant MacEwan College (Edmonton) and a MMus in Composition (2000) at the University of Calgary, he moved to the UK and completed a PhD in Electroacoustic Composition (2003) at the University of Birmingham (UK).

Berezan has been awarded in the Klang! (France, 2015), Music Viva (Portugal, 2012), Bourges (France, 2002), Luigi Russolo (Italy, 2002), Radio Magyar (Hungary, 2001), São Paulo (Brazil, 2003, ’05), L’espace du son (Belgium, 2002) and JTTP (Canada, 2000) competitions.

He has worked in residence in the studios of the University of Calgary (Canada, 2011), Université de Montréal (Québec, 2011), CMMAS (Mexico, 2011), EMS (Sweden, 2011, ’12), VICC (Sweden, 2011, ’12, ‘14), The Banff Centre of the Arts (Canada, 2000, ’07), ZKM’s Institut für Musik und Akustik (Germany, 2007), Ina-GRM (France, 2007), IMEB (France, 2007), ESB (Switzerland, 2005), and Tamagawa University (Japan, 2007).

His work is published by Empreintes DIGITALes (Montreal, Canada). http://www.electrocd.com/en/bio/berezan_da/

Research interests

Specific research interests:

  • Electroacoustic music composition
  • Spatial audio (multi-channel composition and sound diffusion performance practice and systems)
  • Music, sound and sport science/psychology
  • Data sonification
  • Multi-disciplinary and collaborative research
  • Music for film and video, modern dance and sound installation
  • Mixed and interactive music
  • Live instruments, electronics and digital media.
  • Electroacoustic music performance, technique and interpretation.
  • Electroacoustic music aesthetics and analysis.
  • Graphic transcription of electroacoustic sound.

Further information

I am a composer of electroacoustic music, Professor in Electroacoustic Music Composition, Director of the Electroacoustic Music Studios, Director of MANTIS (Manchester Theatre in Sound) and Music Postgraduate Research Officer at the University of Manchester (UK)

Visit my artist page at www.electrocd.com for full list of works and audio extracts.


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