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Artists David Berezan

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, David Berezan moved to the UK and completed a PhD in Electroacoustic Composition (2003) at the University of Birmingham (UK). In 2012 he was appointed Professor in Electroacoustic Music Composition at The University of Manchester (UK), where he has acted, since 2003, as Director of the Electroacoustic Music Studios and MANTIS (Manchester Theatre in Sound).

Since 2000 he has primarily composed acousmatic music, though he has also composed and performed solo and ensemble live-electronics works. He is a practitioner and proponent of sound diffusion performance and the interpretation of fixed-media work.

David Berezan has been awarded in the 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. In addition to frequent concert performances of his work, his music has been broadcasted on the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) as well as the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation).

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), 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).


David Berezan

Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), 1967

Residence: Manchester (England, UK)

  • Composer

On the Web

David Berezan, photo: Irene Young, Berkeley (California, USA), Saturday, April 23, 2011

Selected Works

Main Releases

empreintes DIGITALes / IMED 13122 / 2013
empreintes DIGITALes / IMED 0896 / 2008


Various artists
CEC-PeP / PEP 005 / 2002
Various artists
CEC-PeP / PEP 001 / 1997


Various artists
Studio PANaroma / SPAN 199020737 / 2006
  • Not in catalogue
Various artists
ICMC / ICMC 05 / 2005
  • Not in catalogue
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Studio PANaroma / SPAN 199017216 / 2004
  • Not in catalogue
Various artists
Sargasso / SCD 28047 / 2003
  • Not in catalogue
Various artists
Fondazione Russolo-Pratella / EFERP 02 / 2002
  • Not in catalogue
Various artists
CEC-PeP / PEP 003 / 2000
  • Out of print
Various artists
Mnémosyne musique média / LDC 278076-77 /
  • Not in catalogue


  • Yesterday at the 2nd Klang competition (Montpellier, France, 2015) Lightvessels by David Berezan was awarded the 1st prize and Hydatos by João Pedro Oliveira was awarded the 2nd prize.…

    Saturday, June 6, 2015 / General
  • David Berezan will present two of his works during the Música Viva 2013 festival at the concert Entre o acústico e o electrónico on Decembr 12, 2013 at the São Luiz Teatro Municipal in Lisbon (Portugal).…

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 / In Concert
  • The 21 concerts and 5 installations of the 3rd New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival are taking place on April 2-6, 2013. Amongst the composers having their work presented are, from empreintes DIGITALes, Andrew Lewis, Elizabeth Hoffm…

    Tuesday, March 12, 2013 / In Concert