jankooiker

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I write and create music for film and as an independent artist and work as a sound designer. I started composing for film in 2009. Since then I've composed music for documentaries for several Dutch tv networks.
I like to blend acoustic instruments (acoustic guitar, harmonium, cello, piano) with soundscapes and alienating electric guitar sounds.
In 2018 I released a 10 track album as Silas J. Dirge and prior to that I fronted alt-country/Americana band The Information for 7 years. In that period we've released 2 albums and 4 EP's.
On jankooiker.com you can find a selection of songs I composed and recorded for film and some music I released as Silas J. Dirge and with The Information.

As a sounddesigner I have worked on several documentaries by director Geertjan Lassche for Dutch tv networks (NPO, 2DOC, VPRO, VARA, EO, TV-Oost) and for local foundations (Sous Les Arbres, HCO). When working on a film I always aim to create something that's as organic as possible, where picture and sound don't only complement but also amplify each other.
For most of these films I've composed music as well.

jankooiker's latest sounds

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Sitting in the drivers seat. Engine off. Listening to the rain. Recorded with Soundman OKM II into a ZOOM H2N. ...

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A busy highway on a monday morning, somewhere in The Netherlands. Standing about 10 metres from the highway. Traffic going ...

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A train approaching a small station, somewhere in The Netherlands. Train is coming from the left and slowing down and ...

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Doing the dishes. Recorded with a Sennheiser MKE 600 shotgun mic, into an Mbox II and Macbook.

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Very light rain on a may evening in a small town. Recorded with a ZOOM H2N.

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Testing out my binaural mics. Listen with headphones for binaural effect. Recorded with Soundman OKM II mics into a ZOOM ...

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