Besides being a philosopher, I am also a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. I have been recording my own songs on a simple 8-track home studio device since I was 14. Some of the more recent materials are available on Spotify and iTunes (my first name ”Corijn” is my artist name). I write and record all songs myself, using the following instruments (roughly in order of prominence):
Guitars, vocals, bass guitar, 5-string banjo (clawhammer), 4-string banjo (Irish), bongo’s & other Latin percussion instruments, washboard, ukulele, kazoo, glockenspiel, piano, jaw harp, blues harp, flute.
Lyrics to the published songs can be found below.
The album ”The Shepherd” consists of songs written between 2007/2011 (most of them when I was 17-19). I re-recorded the first half of this album in 2019, and the second half in 2017. These songs are composed and mixed to sound like the originals (which were of poorer quality), and lyrics have not been changed (I even kept the English mistakes).
The other two albums (”Come with Alfa” and ”Track of Liberation”) contain songs both written and recorded in the period indicated.
During the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, I was in quarantine in a wooden cabin near the sea in the North of the Netherlands (‘het Waddengebied’). Here I wrote and recorded 10 short ukulele songs, which are published online on YouTube and Spotify. These are recorded outside, and you can hear various birds chirping in the background.
Most of my songs can also be found on Spotify and iTunes (”Corijn”).
I post regular music videos on my Instagram account.