Splogman - Metempsychosis

Website: Splogman.com

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Jan Turkenburg, born and raised in a small village near Amsterdam, inherited his father's passion for music, started to write his own songs at the age of 16, busked the streets of several Belgian and Dutch cities, got his degree as a music teacher at the age of 33, specialized in teaching music at primary/ elementary school and kindergarten, discovered the Internet and the musical possibilities of the computer around 2000 which completely turned his way of life upside down.

So far, Jan has released three albums on the Internet:
4 Tributes to 365 Days and 1 Bonus, released by WM Recordings
[365 Days was an Otis Fodder project with many curators featuring a strange mp3 every day for a year. Jan was inspired enough to not only make this compilation, but also followed in this vein with his own 52 Weeks project.]

A Fifth of Splogman, released by Comfort Stand Recordings

Splogman's Sixth Sense, released by WM Recordings

and several separate songs like:

"Oddio Theme Song Part One," his contribution to Oddio Celebration Compilation; "Wooden shoes in Tirol" with his companion Wilma, his contribution to Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka. He is most proud of "In My Spaceship" on Comfort Stand's Interplanetary Materials which he created together with his pupils of the Geert Grote School, of which he says, "It represents exactly what my music is all about."

Apart from his English Internet activities (www.splogman.com), Jan also makes a Dutch musical website for kids (www.meneerjan.nl).

On Radio Zwolle [Netherlands] he supervises the classical music shows, and he is the "father" of Vreemde Geluiden (= strange sounds), a weekly show also featuring Marco Kalnenek and Ton Rückert. Listen live every Friday 16:00-18:00 (locally, CEST), 14:00-16:00 (GMT) 10:00-12:00 (EST), or download previous shows.