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Explore: Sturle Dagsland + Siksa

In cooperation with the showcase festival Sharpe, Nová Cvernovka brings the Explore format, where young interesting musical groups on the European scene will be presented on a regular basis. The sixth edition of the series will feature the “Norwegian unique” Sturle Dagsland, who has presented his dark yet ethereal work at concerts and festivals from Shanghai to New York, together with the Polish femi-post-punk duo Siksa, who “destroys the patriarchy concert after concert”.

Sturle Dagsland is “a highly acclaimed genre-bending artist” from Norway. With a wild and unique performance he captivates the audience and takes the listeners on an adventurous, surreal and beautiful journey. Touring frequently at festivals all across the world, from Shanghai to New York, he creates music with a dark, ethereal and irrefutable intensity that “enchants the audience and leaves no one feeling indifferent”. Together with his brother Sjur they create an expressive ever-changing soundscape that can evolve from ethereal and beautiful to wild and abrasive in a matter of seconds. In 2021 they released their first album which takes their distinct sonic palette even further and consists of a wide range of different instruments, percussion and electronics from all over the world dominated by Sturle’s unrestrained vocals ranging from primal ferocious screams and throat-singing to otherworldly angelic pop melodies.

Siksa is a Polish slang word for a naive and sexually attractive young woman. It is also the band name adopted by two artists — spoken word poet and punk singer Alex Freixeit and bassist Buri — who have become adept at making certain sections of society uncomfortable. Siksa duo is the most divisive Polish artist in recent memory, whose radical and brutally honest performances are smashing the patriarchy one gig at a time. Coming from punk, literary and theatre backgrounds, her shows dissect the European consciousness. To quote her own words, “she’s a girl on a mission”.

Admission is free for residents of Ukraine.