Radical Computer Music & Fantastisk Mediemanipulation
The term Radical Computer Music was coined by the Danish/Faroese musician/artist Parl Kristian Bjørn Vester, aka Goodiepal or Gæoudjiparl van den Dobbelsteen, while a teacher in composition at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark, between 2004-2008. The term relates to the ongoing project Mort Aux Vaches Ekstra Extra, which is a compositional game scenario conceived by Goodiepal in 2004 questioning the role of the composer, time, notation and media. Radical Computer Music has been presented frequently by Goodiepal at numerous lectures, performances and exhibitions throughout the western world since 2007. It is fundamentally music notated, not by computer networks but for computer networks, as a gesture towards the machine and the artificial intelligence expected to develop from it. The compositional ideas behind Radical Computer Music are currently among the most debated theories in modern European theoretical composition.
The audio piece Official Mort Aux Vaches Ekstra Extra Walkthrough, originally released on cassette on ALKU (2008) and later made available online, explains the theories and methodology that defines Mort Aux Vaches Ekstra Extra and Radical Computer Music, and has been transcribed and published as a book called "Radical Computer Music & Fantastisk Mediemanipulation - A Corrected and Illustrated Transcript of the Official Mort Aux Vaches Ekstra Extra Walkthrough" by the publishing houses MPH (US) and Pork Salad Press (DK)