Go Go Gnome
the website of Sander Kooijmans

The Artist

The Artist

So you want to know more about me as artist? I play piano and composed my own music, mostly between 1990 and 2005. And since 2010 I make some drawings. The style of my drawings is largely influenced by the Order of the Stick.

If you want you can use my drawings and music in your website or on social media or wherever. My drawings and songs on this website are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 International (CC BY 3.0).

The songs I publish on the major music platforms (such as Spotify) are copyright by me, Sander Kooijmans. Those songs are not published on this website.

2022-07-26: Two drawings of a beach

These drawings were intended to be used for my title picture in Spotify. The first one I created was this one:

Table Soccer

The image shows my hobbies or references to my hobbies. I did not use this one in Spotify, because the dimensions were not well chosen. It was not possible to show the beach volleyball players and the musical notes at the same time.

Table Soccer

This drawing has better dimensions and is the one I use at Spotify.

2022-07-17: My song Campfire has been published on all major music platforms

At the bottom of this page you can find songs I composed and recorded myself. The songs sound amateurish. Recently I decided to pick one or two songs per year and record them professionally. Today, my first song has been published on all major music platforms, such as on Spotify.

This song is recorded by Martijn Kerkhofs at Triple Moon Studios. It is based on the song called Campfire that you can find at the bottom of this website.

I hope you enjoy it!

2022-04-17: MDIHE22

MDIHE22 a song I composed on Easter Sunday 2022. I recorded it using my mobile phone, so quality of the recording is poor.

2022-02-15: The Day after Eunice

The Day after Eunice is a song I composed the day after the storm Eunice passed our country. I recorded it using my mobile phone, so quality of the recording is poor. You can hear it is about one year after the sone "For those who stay behind". It has the same kind of melancholy.

2021-02-16: For those who stay behind

In a time that is difficult for many people all over the world, on a sad day, suddenly I got inspired to compose a new song. Click here read about the story behind the song and to listen to the song.

2019-12-29: Gogognome's Ringtone nr 1 published

Smarty plays piano

After many years I finally publish a new song: gogognomes_ringtone_nr_1.mp3

It is a song I composed about twenty years ago but never had a chance to record it. In December 2019 I started playing with OpenMPT and decided to use this song to experiment with OpenMPT. It is a nice song to be used as a ringtone.

2019-10-09: Table Soccer

As you can see in my Curriculum Vitae I have worked for HighTech ICT in the past. When High Tech ICT opened their new office in 's-Hertogenbosch I gave them a can of silicon spray for their table soccer table. I put this drawing on the spray can to personalize it.

Table Soccer

2019-07-06: Math Max

This drawing is a parody on "Mad Max Fury Road" commenting on the behaviour of Javascript's math.max(). This function confuses people without mathematical background as shown in this reddit post.

Math Max

2016-12-12: Score Surprise published

I have published the score of my own composition 'Surprise'. Using the program MuseScore 2 I could turn my handwritten score into a professional looking score. Click here to download the score.

Here is an MP3 file with a recording of the song: surprise.mp3

2015-03-24: Cartoon about Dave Egger’s book "The Circle"

The Circle

My opinion about the Internet of Things:

International Day of Internet of Things

This drawing is inspired by the first seconds of this video

Russel's Teapot


Smarty plays piano

Here I present music that I have written in the past years.

It all started when I was a 10-year old boy. After having played the block flute for two years I started taking piano lessons. I took piano lessons for eight years. During these years, I composed a few songs.

Later, in the early 1990's, I was an MSX fanatic. One day I met Ruud van Gestel and Vincent van der Meer. The three of us liked creating music using a synthesizer or keyboard. Together we made several music editors for the MSX computer and we used these programs to compose music ourselves.

Around 1994, Ruud and I started working on a MIDI sequencer for the MSX. We got quite far: our sequencer was able to play and record standard MIDI files. That was not bad for a 3.5 MHz machine! (Okay, I had to write my own multitasking operating system on the MSX, but it worked fine.)

After 1994, due to my computer science study, I didn't spend time on my MSX anymore. In 1995 I even sold it. After a few years I bought a digital piano and used that to create music, using a MIDI sequencer on a PC.

Here are a few songs that I have composed myself. You may use these songs for your own purposes. If you intend to make it available to a bigger audience (e.g., on radio, TV or as part of a movie or game you make yourself), I would be happy if you just notify me about this and mention me as the composer.

The songs are available as mp3 files. If you would like to have the original MIDI files, then contact me. The songs are also available at Jamendo.