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Works Lightvessels David Berezan

Lightvessels

  • David Berezan
  • Year of composition: 2014
  • Duration: 11:43
  • Instrumentation: 5.1-track fixed medium

Lightvessels are unmanned ships that are moored at sea, acting as floating lighthouses, fog horns and weather stations (BBC Radio 4 listeners are familiar with the channel Lightvessel Automatic — one of the reporting weather stations on the dailiy shipping forecast). This work suggests interior and external soundworlds, actions and spaces: the ship’s hull, automated functions, warning sounds and surroundings.


Lightvessels — the third work in the Nautical Cycle, following Buoy, and Moorings — was composed in the studios at VICC (Visby, Sweden), and University of Manchester (UK). Lightvessels was awarded the 1st prize of the 2nd Klang competition (Montpellier, France, 2015).


Premiere

  • November 5, 2014, David Berezan, diffusion • Akousma XI: Concret_éclaté, Usine C, Montréal (Québec)

Awards

Cycle