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image for Music item typeGoodiepal at Colchester Arts Centre

Music, Fri 22 Dec 2017






Church Street,


Our Executive Producer's favourite night of the year.

Goodiepal or Gæoudjiparl van den Dobbelsteen, whose real name is Parl Kristian Bjørn Vester, is a controversial 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. From 2004 till 2008 he was the head of the electronic music department and a teacher at DIEM (Danish Institute for Electro-acoustic Music) at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark. He is the author of two books, Radical Computer Music & Fantastisk Mediemanipulation and El Camino Del Hardcore - Rejsen Til Nordens Indre.

Goodiepal is also known for travelling over very long distances only using his home-made cabin bike Kommunal Klon Komputer 2 that, with the help of a top-of-the-line dynamo system, could provide all the electric power needed for the equipment he used during a concert (which often involves playing back and recording from his audio recorder).

Goodiepal has given away both money and most of his belongings; in 2011 he published an “album object” containing a 500 Danish Crowns note and sold it for 250 Danish Crowns. During the Transmediale 2012 festival Goodiepal shipped his belongings over to install and subsequently gave them away one by one, dubbed as the 'MORT AUX VACHES EKSTRA EXTRA – THE GIVE AWAY!' performance. In 2014 an advertisement in the Wire hinted at Goodiepal looking for a new owner for his self made Mechanical Birds.

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.

"It’s tempting to say that his theorising is more interesting than his music, but the two are merely parts of a bigger picture."
—"Review of Battlefleet Gothic", The Wire Magazine 2014.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 22 Dec 2017


Tickets £7 / £6 concessions.
Doors open 7.30pm.



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Colchester Arts Centre Parking

The closest car park to the Arts Centre is St Mary's Car Park. Find out more about parking in Colchester.

By Public Transport

Many buses that come into Colchester Town Centre Colchester stop on Head Street and the High Street, which are both just a few minutes' walk from the venue.

The closest train station is Colchester Town Station, a 15 minute walk from the Arts Centre. Colchester North Station is a 20 minute walk away (follow the Fixing the Link walking trail) or only a 10 minute journey by bus.

There are bike racks at the Arts Centre.

Parking: with charge


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality