After completing a BA in History (1988) at the University of Calgary, a Diploma in Composition (1996) at Grant MacEwan College (Edmonton) and an 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 Klang (France, 2015), Música Viva (Portugal, 2012), CIMESP (Brazil, 2003, ’05), Bourges (France, 2002), Luigi Russolo (Italy, 2002), Espace du son (Belgium, 2002), EAR (Hungary, 2001), 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, ’18), 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).