UNM 2020 – program

UNM Tampere 2020: Music Ecology

Update: UNM has made a collective decision to refrain from international travels to Tampere due to the risks caused by the current pandemic. Instead, all UNM-countries will partake in arrangements to bring the festival events to the international UNM community as a virtual festival.

The 2020 installment of Ung Nordisk Musik is now published in its intended form.

I will be playing at Wednesday 26. August at #3 CONCERT: RESILIENT WAVES

UNM Finland writes:

Although the future remains uncertain, we are working hard to organise UNM in Tampere August 24th to 29th, in one way or another.

If we cannot welcome you to us, we will come to you by ways of streaming and recording.

Ung Nordisk Musik has made full circle, and will arrive in Finland this year. The festival comprises eight concerts in and around Tampere, a sound walk in the city centre and a home concert series in the district of Pispala.

Over 40 new works by Nordic and Estonian composers and sound artists will be presented in a whole variety of scopes and forms. We are pleased to announce our collaboration with Tampere Cappella chamber choir, Tampering Ensemble, TampereRaw#TEMA Quartet and ÄÄNI-kollektiivi. The electroacoustic works are produced together with a team of Centre for Music & Technology, Sibelius Academy students led by Alejandro Olarte.

Alongside these, UNM’s visiting artists, composers Riikka Talvitie, Petri Kuljuntausta and music researcher Tanja Tiekso will lead a 4-day sound art workshop, as well as hold open presentations about the relationship between music and ecology. UNM Finland has also invited composer John Luther Adams to attend the festival as a remote guest through writings instead of trans-Atlantic flights.

Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra (Tampere Filharmonia) and Tampere Orchestra Academy (Tampereen Musiikkiakatemia) will join forces in concert at the Tampere Hall (Tampere-talo). Alongside UNM-composers works, the concert features the Nordic premiere of John Luther Adams’ gigantic Become Desert. The choir-part is sung by Tampere Cappella, lead by Markus Yli-Jokipii. These extensive forces will be under the direction of Emilia Hoving.

UNM also invites our partner-festival Tampere Biennale to join the festival week. Some of the Biennale events originally planned for this spring will be programmed in between and alongside the UNM concerts, such as those given by Patrik Kleemola and Uusinta Ensemble.

More information to follow later this spring.

UNM is a festival that promotes contemporary music and sound art of the youngest generation. The festival is organised yearly in turn by each of the five Nordic countries. Since 1946, thousands of young artists have found and supported each other, and created a nurturing, international network.