David Berezan


  • David Berezan
  • Year of composition: 2002
  • Duration: 30:34
  • Form: incidental music for a choreography by Marie Fitzpatrick
  • Instrumentation: fixed medium

Written in response to a commission for an electroacoustic score to accompany a new modern dance piece in collaboration with Nottingham-based choreographer Marie Fitzpatrick.

I incorporated sound material that I had recently recorded in the Yukon, a far northern territory of Canada, in August 2002. This consisted of recordings of wood, stones and water. I intended to create an impression of constant, though perhaps subtle, tactile manipulation and movement of materials — churning rocks, shifting pebbles, tearing wood, chopping wood and trickling water. I also incorporated layers of pitch — either in the form of constant drones or rapidly fluctuating and unstable pitched material.