Pest is a piece for string quintet about bullying. The work creates different kinds of moments where bullying acts like a virus by being infectious. The piece reflects where the line is between a bully and the one being bullied – and when do these lines gets blurred?
The piece is a commission by What Ever Works! -festival.
Performance by Damkapellet:
Julija Morgan, Martyna Kulpińska, Tove Bagge, Oda Dyrnes and Ida Nørby.
The video by Niklas Ottander and audio recorded by Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir
at Ung Nordisk Musik festival organized by UNM DK
in Musikhuset Aarhus, Kammermusiksalen 10.8.2021.
Pictures by Tytti Arola
Copenhagen / Musikhuset København
Anna-Maria Huohvanainen, Yonatan Quemado, Ida Kosonen, Katariina Kolehmainen, Teemu Mastovaara
What ever Works!-festival
Turku / Sibelius museum
Ung Nordisk Musik
Århus / Musikhuset Aarhus, Kammermusiksalen
The composition of the piece supported by:
Finnish Cultural Foundation