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Origin  Faroe Islands
Role  Musician

Name  Parl Vester
Years active  1988–present
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Birth name  Parl Kristian Bjorn Vester
Also known as  Gaeoudji SYGNOK, Circulation Of Events, DEN ARHUS TEKNO KRIGER, Mainpal Inv.
Genres  Contemporary classical music, Computer music,
Occupation(s)  Music composerHorologistLecturer
Albums  Narc Beacon, Mort Aux Vaches, Acustic / Goodiepal
Record labels  Fonal Records, V/Vm Test Records
Similar People  Kevin Drumm, Cursor Miner, Byetone, Alva Noto, Styrofoam

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Goodiepal or Gæoudjiparl van den Dobbelsteen, whose real name is Parl Kristian Bjørn Vester, is a Danish/Faroese musician/composer. Goodiepal's work often involves lectures and performances on the future of computer music, his own compositional practices and resonance computing. His tours have included 150 universities internationally.


In 2014, Goodiepal sold Kommunal Klon Komputer 2 to the National Gallery of Denmark, where it is now on display. A new bike is in the making, Kommunal Klon Komputer 9.

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Goodiepal a mini portrait

Early Biography

Goodiepal went to the Rudolf Steiner school where electronics were prohibited. This led to Goodiepal's participation in secret demo groups releasing demos on floppy discs for Commodore and Amiga computers, as well as experiments with UNIX and general computer coding. Goodiepal departed from the Steiner school after eight years, due to experiments with explosives, and embarked on various activities with hacker groups in computer software programming and distribution. He began seriously making and performing music in the winter of 1986.

Teaching and Lecturing

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In 2002, Goodiepal gave his first lectures in the USA, among other places at CalArts, Brown University and University of Iowa, on the subjects of radical computer music, radical software and other topics. In 2004 Goodiepal was hired as professor of History and Aesthetics of Electronic Music at DIEM (Danish Institute of Electro-acoustic Music), The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark, and served as head of the electronic music department. Goodiepal also eventually taught Composition at DIEM. In 2008, Goodiepal left The Royal Danish Academy of Music. Upon his resignation, he produced the declaration Five steps in a Gentleman's War on the stupidity of modern computer music and media based art, released as a supplement to the audio piece The Official Mort Aux Vaches Ekstra Extra Walkthrough and the series of images called Snappidaggs explaining the methodology behind Goodiepal's concept of Radical Computer Music. In between releases, projects, and installations, Goodiepal lectures extensively all over the world.

Mort Aux Vaches Ekstra Extra

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In 2002, Goodiepal created a brick based compositional musical language. This language was then developed into the Mort Aux Vaches Ekstra Extra compositional game scenario.

Mort Aux Vaches Ekstra Extra was performed as a lecture at Gallery Andersen Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark in 2007 and the 5th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, 2008. The game scenario of the lecture is an exercise in the creation of musical scores to challenge the mindset of "other" intelligences, considering issues such as utopia, time, notation techniques, language, unscannability, and the role of the composer.

Circus Pentium

Goodiepal went on to participate in the installation Circus Pentium by Danish artist Henrik Plenge Jakobsen opening at Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark, also in 2004. The work comprised a circus installation with Goodiepal playing the lute alongside other actors and was also shown at Art Basel, Switzerland, and Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The Autonomous Music School

In 2007, Goodiepal opened an autonomous school on the first floor of The Blue House in London, designed by FAT Architecture, for people interested in Radical Computer Music and other of his arts. The school, open from 9am to 10:10am every weekday, was free of charge.


In 2016, Goodiepal released an album on Editions Mego entitled EMEGO 211, using the Wikimedia Commons as the device of dissemination, which also thereby released the album into the public domain.


  • Goodiepal & ALKU. El Camino del Hardcore - Rejsen Til Nordens Indre. 2012.
  • Radical Computer Music & Fantastisk Medie Manipulation. Co-published with Pork Salad Press. 2009. ISBN 978-1-934399-12-5.
  • Honors

  • Narc Beacon was awarded an honourable mention at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, in 2002.
  • In 2005, Goodiepal was commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers to create a sound piece representing Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, and Greenland at the World Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan. The result was a generative computer music program playing Goodiepal music through countless speakers in three exhibition spaces in the exhibition's Nordic pavilion.
  • Mort Aux Vaches Ekstra Extra was presented at the 5th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, 2008.
  • On 27 October 2008, Goodiepal received a first class merit certificate at StoryTellerScotland. He is now officially allowed to call himself a Master Storyteller of the highest accord in the UK.
  • In November 2010, Goodiepal received the Danish Heinrich Prize at Den Grå Hal, Christiania, for his war on the Royal Academy of Music.
  • References

    Goodiepal Wikipedia

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