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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

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