Erik Nyström is a composer whose output includes electroacoustic works, live computer music, and sound installations. The majority of his works are created for multichannel sound projection, and among the recurring interests in his practice are synthetic sound, spatiotemporal deformations and transformations, texture perception, entropic processes, and visual and physical listening experiences.

He is currently a Leverhulme Research Fellow at BEAST (Birmingham Electroacoustic Sound Theatre), University of Birmingham Department of Music, working on a computer music project entitled Synthesis of Spatial Texture Topology in Composition and Performance. The research develops real-time synthesis and performance approaches for spatial texture, using interactive algorithms including machine learning models. The work builds on his PhD research, Topology of Spatial Texture in the Acousmatic Medium (download pdf), undertaken at City University London under the supervision of Denis Smalley.

His music has been published by empreintes DIGITALes.