The festival theme is ‘music ecology’. To this end, UNM invites four artists in residence to the festival, composers Riikka Talvitie, Petri Kuljuntausta, John Luther Adams and researcher Tanja Tiekso. A zine publication collects their essays alongside texts by the young participants dealing with the relationship of music and ecology. Ecology is present in the works heard on the second day of the festival. Cecilia Damström’s choral magnum opus Requiem for Our Earth is based on texts by Greta Thunberg. ‘The global crisis is a problem with very many faces. All nations are part of it. Rather than point a finger I seek to enlighten the problems we face in our own backyard. Problems which are ours to solve.’ illuminates Damström. Appearing in the first half of Tuesday’s concert is Tampering Ensemble, who have come to establish their place in the Tampere new music scene in recent years. Pétur Eggerts’ Echotopoeia asks the ensemble to perform on everyday objects, such as celery.