Works Moorings David Berezan


  • David Berezan
  • Year of composition: 2014
  • Duration: 11:22
  • Instrumentation: 5.1-channel fixed medium

Moorings is the second work in the Nautical Cycle which explores maritime soundworlds. The first, Buoy (2011), was concerned with sounds, environments and concepts arising from sea buoys. Moorings, on the other hand, develops a music and soundworld out of the sounds of maritime vessels’ mooring rings, lines (or hawsers) and chains, as well as the sounds of boat hulls moving against the different kinds of bumpers found alongside docks and piers, boat engines and the interaction of water in, around and underneath harbour berths and vessels.

All sound material used in Moorings was recorded in 2012 in the Visby harbour (Sweden) and the work was completed in 2014 in the studios at VICC (Visby, Sweden), EMS (Stockholm, Sweden), and University of Manchester (UK). Special thanks to Manuella Blackburn for her assistance with the recordings.


  • March 2, 2014, MANTIS 10 Years Festival: Concert 3: New Works by Novars Composers, Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall — Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama — The University of Manchester, Manchester (England, UK)


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