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24th May, 2023

Erik Nyström: Intra-action

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24th May, 2023
19:00 - 20:30
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Erik Nyström performs a set of new and recent live computer music works in his first concert at City in more than ten years.

Nyström’s recent music employs generative algorithms, improvisation and multichannel spatial audio to experiment with perceptions of synthetic life, agency, and technology in sound.

About Erik Nyström

Erik Nyström is a composer of live and fixed media electroacoustic and computer music. Recurring areas of interest in his practice include spatial texture, synthetic sound, generative algorithms, and posthuman agency in performance and listening. He performs his music internationally and recent appearances include BEAST FEaST 2022 (Birmingham, UK), AIMC 2021 (Graz), NIME 2020 (Birmingham) Ars Electronica Festival 2019 (Linz), NEXT Festival 2019 (Bratislava), Influx 2019 (Brussels). During 2019 he was also involved in CECIA (Collaborative Electroacoustic Composition with Intelligent Agents), a collaborative project hosted by ZKM (Karlsruhe). His music is released on empreintes DIGITALes and his writings have appeared in Organised Sound, EContact!, ICMC and NIME proceedings.

Nyström studied electroacoustic composition with Denis Smalley at City, University of London, where he obtained a doctorate in 2013. During 2015-2018 he was doing research at BEAST (Birmingham Electroacoustic Sound Theatre), University of Birmingham, as Leverhulme Early Career Fellow. He is a Lecturer in Music at City since 2018.

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