Listening Diary

François Couture, Monsieur Délire, December 1, 2014

My first exposure to the work of [London, UK-based] Swedish electroacoustic composer Erik Nyström. Morphogenèse features five works in the 10- to 20-minute range. They are abstract and rather conventional acousmatic pieces, but they focus on a near-visceral form of audio aesthetics. The sonic brewing going on, the movements, the auditory transformations are all connected to something primal, without going overboard. Lucent Voids transported me while making me constantly question the “landscape” I was presented with. Bravo.

The sonic brewing going on, the movements, the auditory transformations are all connected to something primal […] Bravo.