Erik Nyström


  • Erik Nyström
  • Year of composition: 2011
  • Duration: 13:45
  • Instrumentation: 8-channel fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • ISWC: T9138098507

The drone established in the opening of Latitudes contains the basic sonic genome of the work, from which both vertical and horizontal spatial dimensions expand through continuous growth and transformation among textural masses. The magnitudes of the emerging world suggest spatial expansion on a scale beyond the reality inhabited and perceived by human beings; perhaps as if cosmic histories and transformations were compressed into the brief timeframe of a musical work, allowing space and matter to be experienced in pure manifestations.

The title alludes to a sense of infinite scope which one might have when experiencing the work. More literally, it is a reference to the topography of textural motion in space — for example, the stretching of perspectives lengthways and sideways (longitude and latitude), and the altitudes and depths of vertical (spectral) space.


Latitudes was realized in 2011 in the Electroacoustic Studio of City University London (England, UK) and premiered on May 12, 2011 in the concert Éphémère 8 at Studio Loos in The Hague (Netherlands).


  • May 12, 2011, Éphémère 8, Studio Loos, The Hague (Netherlands)