15–17 August 2017

Goodiepal & Pals: a 3-day festival of political theatre, computer music, & goodiepali'en confusion

Please check the day listings for individual programme details.

About two years ago Goodiepal decided to stop touring alone; age had crept up on him and after many many years on the road alone he decided to form a band. The name of this band was Goodiepal & Pals. So far so good but the band members were much younger than him and had political agendas and before he knew it, GP&PLS was a political band, touring Europe engaged in political action. But for the younger members of the band that was not enough, and the band evolved into a human smuggling, riot provoking and action gaming unit, active in Greece, Serbia, Croatia, Germany and Scandinavia.

The group nowadays performs musical theatre, presents lectures and performs at riot events all over mainland Europe and Russia.

OPEN REHEARSAL

There will be an open rehearsal in the OTO Project Space from 2:00pm–4:30pm every day of the residency. Entrance is free.

Goodiepal

Goodiepal or Gæoudjiparl van den Dobbelsteen, whose real name is Parl Kristian Bjørn Vester, is a controversial Danish/Faroese musician/composer. The eccentric and self-made Goodiepal has influenced the course of modern music through radical excursions into computer technology and media art. Until recently he has been employed as a teacher at DIEM (Danish Institute for Electro-acoustic Music) at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark. Goodiepal declared intellectual war against the stupidity in modern computer music and media art, which is to say against The Royal Academy of Music, when he quit the job in 2008. As per 2012 he lives somewhere in Europe and is married to the road.

"[His] utterly transfixing homemade musical contraptions and decidedly eccentric set-up, featuring a table filled with strange models of planets and a glass-caged metallic bird, had the whole audience rapt, not knowing whether to laugh or cry at the unconventional beauty of his astonishing performance." - Susanna Glaser, THE WIRE