David Berezan

Buoy has been performed in Athens, Basel, Corfu, Gävle, Leeds, Leicester, Linz, Lisbon, Manchester, Melbourne, Melinka, Montpellier, Montréal, Morelia, São Paulo and Vitoria-Gasteiz…

Buoy explores the soundworlds and environments of sea buoys, many of which have bells, gongs or whistles that sound in response to the motion of the sea. The diverse characteristics of buoys, used to aid sea navigation as well as scientific research of maritime weather, ecology and oceanography, inform the sonic language and grammar developed in the piece. Surges of materials phrased according to ocean wave action and underlying pulsating and droning pitched materials (alluding to the transmitted signals from buoys) create strong thematic threads through the work and provide a framework of navigation through real-world glimpses (waves and bells) and contrasting abstract soundworlds.


Buoy was realized during periods of residency in the electroacoustic music studios at the Visby International Centre for Composers (VICC, Sweden) and EMS (Stockholm, Sweden), and premiered on March 19, 2011 during the concert Akusmatisk magi at the Kulturkiosken of the Institutet för Digitala Konstarter (IDKA) in Gävle (Sweden). Buoy was awarded the Prize in the Concurso Internacional de Composição Electroacústica Música Viva (Portugal, 2012).


  • March 19, 2011, David Berezan, diffusion • Akusmatisk magi, IDKA Kulturkiosken, Gävle (Sweden)



Buoy (David Berezan) (2011)
5.1-channel fixed medium
Cycle: Nautical Cycle (2011-17)



Date Work Program
Date inconnue David Berezan, Buoy (2011) Média inconnu
August 31, 2013 David Berezan, Buoy (2011) Arte Eletroacústica / RTP Antena 2 (Portugal)
December 10, 2013 David Berezan, Buoy (2011) Hypnotizer — SoundExkursionen / Radio Flora (Germany)
December 29, 2013 David Berezan, Buoy (2011) Martian Gardens / WMUA (USA)
January 19, 2014 David Berezan, Buoy (2011) Kraak Helder #49 / Concertzender (Netherlands)
January 29, 2014 David Berezan, Buoy (2011) Parachute / Ràdio País (France)
February 19, 2014 David Berezan, Buoy (2011) Zeit-Ton / ÖRF Radio Österreich 1 (Austria)
March 17, 2014 David Berezan, Buoy (2011) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
March 21, 2014 David Berezan, Buoy (2011) Café / CKUT (Canada)
April 2, 2014 David Berezan, Buoy (2011) La Rebelión de los Antioxidantes / Radio Ciutat Vella: La Rebelión de los Antioxidantes (Spain)
April 2, 2014 David Berezan, Buoy (2011) La Rebelión de los Antioxidantes / Radio Ciutat Vella: La Rebelión de los Antioxidantes (Spain)
April 16, 2015 David Berezan, Buoy (2011) Radiophon / Südwestrundfunk SWR2 (Germany)
November 2, 2017 David Berezan, Buoy (2011) Croisière aquaphonique 07 / Solénoïde (France)
October 26, 2018 David Berezan, Buoy (2011) Electronic Therapy / Radio Mercure 93 FM (France)
November 6, 2018 David Berezan, Buoy (2011) Klangwelten / Eldoradio (Germany)
November 23, 2018 David Berezan, Buoy (2011) Ausflug / FSK Radio (Germany)
December 6, 2018 David Berezan, Buoy (2011) Stranger than Paradise 190 / Radio Q37 (USA)
September 19, 2019 David Berezan, Buoy (2011) Battiti: Impronte digitali / Rai radio 3 (Italy)
January 26, 2020 David Berezan, Buoy (2011) Martian Gardens #1006 / WXOJ-LP 103.3 (USA)

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