- Nyström, E. (2021). Strange Post-human Attractors: Algorithmic improvisation as acousmatic poiēsis. Organised Sound, 26(1), pp. 31–41. doi:10.1017/s1355771821000030.
- Nyström, E. (2017). Morphology of the Amorphous: Spatial texture, motion and words. Organised Sound, 22(3), pp. 336–344. doi:10.1017/s1355771817000498.
- Nyström, E. (2011). Textons and the Propagation of Space in Acousmatic Music. Organised Sound, 16(1), pp. 14–26. doi:10.1017/s1355771810000397.
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Erik Nyström is a composer working in the field of electroacoustic and computer music. The majority of his works are created for multichannel sound projection, and among the recurring interests in his practice are synthetic sound, spatiotemporal processes, texture perception, and visual and physical listening experiences. His current practice is focused on live performance using interactive algorithmic systems for spatial sound synthesis.
During 2015-18 he held a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at BEAST (Birmingham Electroacoustic Sound Theatre) University of Birmingham where he developed aesthetic and technological approaches to multichannel synthesis and live performance in the project Synthesis of Spatial Texture Topology in Composition and Performance.
He studied with Denis Smalley at City University for both MA and PhD degrees, where he was awarded the The Merciful Company Cordwainer's Prize for Outstanding Achievement on the MA Programme. and Mercer's Music Prize for Most Outstanding Achievement on the PhD Programme. In 2010 he won the Audience Prize at Metamorphoses International Electroacoustic Composition Competition, Brussels.
His theoretical work concerns texture, spatiality, sound synthesis, and algorithmic music and has been published in Organised Sound, EContact! and ICMC Proceedings.
His music is performed worldwide and he has presented both theoretical and artistic work at conferences such as ICMC, SMC, NIME, and Beyond Humanism.
In 2014 his music was released by empreintes DIGITALes on the disc Morphogénèse,
Publications by category
- Nystrom, E. (2022). Sonic Cognisers: Towards an intra-active music. In Filimovicz, M. (Ed.), Designing Interactions for Music and Sound Routledge.
- Nystrom, E. (2023). Unformation.
- Nystrom, E. (2022). compose/decompose. (Multichannel live computer music)
- Nystrom, E. (2019). Intra-action.
- Nystrom, E., Kokoras, P., Gviniashvili, M., Vasquez, J.C. and Kosecka, M. (2019). CECIA (Collaborative Electroacoustic Composition with Intelligent Agents).
- Nystrom, E. (2017). Textonics.
- Nystrom, E. (2017). Spheroid.
Conference papers and proceedings (4)
- Nystrom, E. (2022). Sound as Synthesis: technological listening and intra-faces of sound. EMS21 Conference 10 Nov 2021 – 13 Nov 2021, Leicester, UK. doi:10.5281/zenodo.5981500
- Nystrom, E. (2020). Topographic Synthesis: A demonstration. University of Birmingham, UK. Online..
- Nystrom, E. (2019). Technological Listening and Intra-faces of Sound. The 11th Beyond Humanism Conference: Critical Posthumanism and Transhumanism : The posthuman paradigm shift 9-12 July, Catholic University of Lille, France, Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
- Nystrom, E. (2018). Topographic Synthesis: Parameter distribution in spatial texture. International Computer Music Conference 5-10 August, Daegu, South Korea.
- Nyström, E. (2018). Algorithm, Performance and Speculative Synthesis in the Context of “Spheroid”. https://econtact.ca.
Journal articles (3)
- Nystrom, E. (2014). Morphogenèse.
- Nystrom, E. (2022). Intra-action. 22 September, Convergence, De Montfort University, Leicester,.
- Nystrom, E. (2020). Intra-Action. New Interfaces for Musical Expression 2020, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
- Nystrom, E. (2019). Portrait Concert: Alchimie. Le Senghor, 366 Chaussee de Wavre, 1040 Bruxelles, Belgium.
- Nystrom, E. Intra-Actions: Experiments with Velocity and Position in Continuous Controllers. New Interfaces for Musical Expression, 2020.
- IKO/OSIL (Orchestrating Space with Icosahedral Loudspeaker) Symposium. (Conference) Graz, Austria (2018).
Paper: Topology of Spatial Texture
Author: Nystrom, E.
Description: The presentation is a contribution to the IKO/OSIL (Orchestrating Space with Icosahedral Loudspeaker) Symposium, hosted by Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics at Mummuth Music Theatre in Graz, Austria.