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Tampere, Finland—Become Desert

August 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

5€ – 28€


Finn Shields (b. 1994): Chthonic
Matias Vestergård Hansen (b. 1989): … through its Darkness.
Marianna Liik (b. 1992): Kurzschluß
John Luther Adams (b. 1953): Become Desert

Tampere Philharmonic, in collaboration with Tampere Academy of Music
Emilia Hoving, conductor
Tampere Cappella, conductor Markus Yli-Jokipii

Ung Nordisk Musik Festival
Ung Nordisk Musik, or UNM, is the largest and oldest annual festival of contemporary music and sound art for young people in the Nordic countries, with a shift from one Nordic country to another. The UNM Association of Finland is organizing the festival for the first time in Tampere on 24–30 August 2020.

The theme of the festival this year emphasizes ecology, which is taken deep into the structures of the festival – production, performance spaces, rehearsal practices, accommodation for guests and travel. The festival seeks to stimulate discussion about the relationship between authors and participants in ecology, to gather information on the implementation of ecological attitudes in practice, and to develop new practices for the ecological presentation of music and sound art.

The works to be presented at the festival were selected on the basis of an open book search. The Finnish Professional Jury’s 2020 work search was convened by Minna Leinonen and included composers Tytti Arola and Ville Raasakka and violinist Anna Angervo.

The ongoing principles of the UNM Festival from year to year are Nordic co-operation, favoring young artists and intergenerational dialogue. Networking and getting to know Nordic colleagues is an important part of the festival’s output. UNM provides an invaluable international experience for young composers. The connections created at a young age are the driving force and support for the future professional life.

Power from the ground festival concert
Hansen’s work depicts the movement of a crowd in a dark cave towards the unknown, Shields ’Chthonic dives into underground moods. Kurzschluß (short circuit) causes unexpected impulses and sparks. As in electronics, the flow of creative energy is intermittent. Adams’ impressive Become Desert, which invites listeners to its very unique, meditative environment, will make its Nordic premiere.

The concert will be led by Emilia Hoving, a young person who is making a huge rise. Radio Symphony Orchestra and Orchester Philharmonique de Radio Francea. The Tampere Philharmonic will be complemented by students from the Tampere Academy of Music and singers from Tampere Cappella.


August 27, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5€ – 28€
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Yliopistonkatu 55
Tampere, 33100 Finland
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