Interview with Erik Nyström – Intra-action
Erik Nyström is a UK-based Swedish composer and performer who operates in the areas of electroacoustic and computer music. His output comprises both improvised algorithmic music and acousmatic works and investigates posthuman conceptions of sound, spatial sound synthesis, texture, and visual and physical listening experiences. In his live performances, intelligent algorithms and cybernetic systems diffuse human agency into a synthetic ecology of sound. The multichannel computer music work Intra-action, commissioned by A4 and premiered at NEXT Festival 2019, is a meeting between improvised performance and perceiving, agential systems, in which unconventional synthetic sonorities probe real and artificial space.
This new work Intra-action was commissioned by A4 as part of the international collaborative project Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, and supported using public funding by the Slovak Arts Council and the Bratislava Self-Governing Region.
The video was created also by volunteers, as part of a project supported by the European Solidarity Corps program.