Shape platform returns to Bucharest

Shape platform returns to Bucharest

Rokolectiv presents for the third consecutive year a special event dedicated to SHAPE platform, one of the most ambitious European platforms for innovative music and audiovisual art.

SHAPE Bucharest opens on Thursday, September 14, with three early evening performances in the Apollo111 Theatre. The prolific STINE JANVIN MOTLAND comes back to Bucharest with her audio-visual-vocal performance “Fake Synthetic Music”, an imitation and tribute to past and present creators of electronic music. The new show of the Stavanger-born, Berlin-based performer deals with space, melodic, and rhythmic sequences, as well as deconstructed rave / high-frequency exhaustion for voice, echo, and spatial distribution. AISHA DEVI will also follow vocal exploits with her hypnotic machine meditations that fall somewhere between club music and ecstatic ritual. The evening will end with ÚJ BÁLA’s live set that merges fringes of techno with hardcore and psychedelia, and summons the rhythmic skeletons of dance music to bring order to his backdrop of mangled synth noises.

On Saturday, September 16, club Guesthouse will host Rokolectiv x SHAPE x Guesthouse, with N.M.O. (live), Charlotte Bendiks (live & dj), NSDOS (live) and Solid Blake (dj). Entrance fee is 25 lei at the door. N.M.O. is the project of North Sea drummer and producer Morten J. Olsen and Mediterranean synthesis aficionado Rubén Patiño, an ever-changing acronym that incorporates club music, performance, military drumming, fitness and absurdity. Charlotte Bendiks recently branded herself as “the northern ambassador of distant intimacy”. Playful and silly, and therefore confident and sexy, whether as a Dj or playing live, her music is deep, dark, and psychedelic, despite or rather due to her “positive thinking”. Fresh Parisian techno producer NSDOS can’t restrain himself to existing technological tools and software, he prefers creating his own mediums: futurist instruments made of old audio converters, Gameboy emulators, pieces of metal dismantled and weld together, giving form to surreal machines. Playing austere, uncompromising techno and authentic electro, Solid Blake is one third of Apeiron Crew.

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