Rokolectiv Festival #10 @ MNAC & Halele Carol

23-26.04 2015

Rokolectiv Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with 4 days of performances, installations, screenings and educational events taking place at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC) and at Halele Carol – an industrial heritage building turned into an arts venue. 

It’s been an adventurous, challenging, yet highly entertaining journey, with over 250 legendary and upcoming artists shaping the scenes in sound, music and visual arts, invited to perform in Bucharest over the years.


rokolectiv 10 - opening night

23.04, MNAC (The National Museum of Contemporary Art) – Opening Night / h: 20:00

  • Vincent Leroy: „Boreal Halo” (FR)
  • Piętnastka (PL)
  • Aïsha Devi (CH)
  • Pierre Bastien (FR)

The Opening Night symbolically remains at MNAC, in the throbbing rhythm of an aurora borealis, with the installation of French artist Vincent Leroy, “Boreal Halo”, standing as a metaphor for our efforts to slow down time and decompose movements. 

The night will continue with live performances featuring Pietnaska’s densely-woven sound-tapestry with synthesizer and drums, enigmatic Aisha Devi’s abstract yet visceral techno structures, as well as a come back of brilliant French composer Pierre Bastien and his surreal mechanical sound factory.

The access to the Opening Night is free. Limited to the capacity of the venue.
(for details check the „Opening Night” event)


24.04, Halele Carol, h. 23:00

  • Sillyconductor (RO)
  • Vaghe Stelle (IT)
  • DJ Firmeza (AO/PL)
  • Objekt (DE)
  • Abdulla Rashim (SE)
  • Dreamrec (RO)


25-26.04, Halele Carol, 23.00

  • N.M.O. (NO)
  • Gazelle Twin (UK)
  • Islam Chipsy feat. EEK (EG)
  • Mondkopf (FR)
  • Lena Willikens (DE)
  • Borusiade (RO)
  • Romansoff (RO)
  • Dreamrec (RO)


More than ever, the line up welcomes the rise of several key female musicians relentlessly crafting their way in a scene dominated by male figures. With her last album declared “album of the year” by The Quietus, Elizabeth Bernholz with her duo project Gazelle Twin is among the most promising female names, one that causes deep mutations to the notion of “pop”. The two golden girls of Cómeme, “veteran” Lena Willikens and freshly signed Borusiade will also spread some further free spirited ♀talent♀ on the dancefloor.

The 10th anniversary also celebrates the proliferation of non-Western influences in electronic music, with outstanding musicians freeing the sounds of the peripheries beyond their geographical barriers, and dropping them hot and contemporary in the so-called “centers”. Hailing from the Imbaba neighborhood of Cairo, hyper-speed keyboard virtuoso Islam Chipsy and his powerhouse drummers E.E.K. perform an explosive and psychedelic experience of Arabic melodies.

While we’re still on this continent, the European dimension will also be well represented by some adventurous musicians, with Norwegian duo N.M.O.’s “military space music”, Berliner Objekt’s bassy, half-step atmospheric techno, as well as dark techno wunderkinder Abdulla Rashim and Mondkopf. A living proof that old Europe can still challenge and renew its electronic music stratosphere.


 rokolectiv-festival 10 ani


Brought to you by Burn
Partners: Goethe Institute, Institut Français, Brtish Council, MNAC, Halele Carol, Polish Institute, Arcub, Swedish Embassy In Bucharest, Pro Helvetia, Paradaiz, Galeria ODD, NAG.

Rokolectiv Festival is, starting this year, also part of SHAPE, a new initiative co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the EU and put together by 16 festivals & art centers willing to support upcoming musicians.

Festival Pass / 4 days: 50 lei – SOLD OUT
One night ticket: 35 lei / Can be purchased at HALELE CAROL in the night of the event. Limited to the capacity of the venue.  / FB event

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