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Sverre Indris Joner is a composer, arranger, orchestra leader, pianist, percussionist (and occasional author, illustrator, actor etc.). He has founded and lead a number of orchestras and bands, most of them associated with Latin American music. These include the Hovedøen Social Club, Electrocutango, La Descarga, Tango for 3, for which he has either composed or arranged their entire repertoires.He has also composed or arranged for a number of concert repertoires for symphony orchestras both locally in Norway and abroad.


Particularly highly-acclaimed are his symphonic tango projects as well as “Clasicos a lo cubano”, where his groundbreaking salsa arrangements of classical pieces for symphony orchestra with the KORK (Norwegian Radio Orchestra) hit #1 on the world music sales list in Mexico. He has also composed for a number of plays and dance performances including Lullaby, @lice, Tanghost and Mater Nexus.


“This great Norwegian musician has with Electrocutango obtained a totally irreproachable and refined version of new tango in this 21st century.” – Horacio Ferrer, Buenos Aires 2011


Electrocutango released their third album – CONTRASTES – in 2021, taking their unmistakable mix of argentine tango, jazzy beats and electronics a step further in a funky direction.

  • Sverre Indris Joner – piano, keyboard, programming.
  • Odd Hannisdal – violin
  • Steinar Haugerud – double bass
  • Andreas Rokseth – bandoneon
  • Andreas Bye – drums

Electrocutango is considered one of the most dynamic, original and audacious expressions of the new tango movement. Their sound can be identified as tango with an electronic update, rather than electronica with ”exotic seasoning”. The music has a distinct identity based on tanguero musicianship with an original approach to fusions with anything from Cuba, Brazil, Puerto Rico, RnB, DnB, jazz or contemporary music.

The European tango-festivals as well as milongas and clubs gave their first CD “Felino” a warm welcome and its considered a classic within the electronic tango genre. Electrocutango released its second CD ”Adrenalina” in Buenos Aires, where bandleader Joner was given the title ”Academico correspondiente” from the Argentine National Tango-Academy by none less than the legandary tango-poet Horacio Ferrer.


The prestigious title “Academico Correspondiente” at the Academia Nacional del Tango de la República Argentina, working under the auspices of national poet Horacio Ferrer is one of many prices Sverre Indris Joner is awarded. His groundbreaking salsa arrangements of classical pieces for symphony orchestra hit #1 on the world music sales list in Mexico!


Tango as it should be…” – Buenos Aires Herald

“Their masterly interpretations received hurricane-like applause…! ” – Wiesbadener Tagblatt


Joner studied music at the University of Oslo, film music composition at Lillehammer University College and has travelled widely throughout Latin America studying local music forms. He has had periods of study in Cuba, Argentina, Peru and Brazil. He is widely considered to be the doyen of Latin American music in Norway. He teaches Cuban genre studies at the Norwegian Music School, and course of practical rhythm at the Barratt Due Music Institute. Joner has also been the Artistic Director of the international talent project at the Førde Traditional and World Music Festival international for two years. Joner is working with several projects and bands, including duo and and symphonic formats! Take contact to find the line up and format that fits.


Sverre Indris Joner er komponist, arrangør, orkesterleder, pianist, perkusjonist (og sporadisk forfatter, illustratør, skuespiller etc.). Han har grunnlagt og ledet en rekke orkestre og band, de fleste knyttet til latinamerikansk musikk. Disse inkluderer Hovedøen Social Club, Electrocutango, La Descarga, Tango for 3, som han enten har komponert eller arrangert hele repertoarene for. Electrocutango ga ut sitt tredje album – CONTRASTES – i 2021, og tok deres umiskjennelige blanding av argentinsk tango, jazzy beats og elektronikk et skritt videre i en funky retning.

Electrocutango regnes som et av de mest dynamiske, originale og dristige uttrykkene til den nye tangobevegelsen. Lyden deres kan identifiseres som tango med en elektronisk oppdatering, snarere enn electronica med “eksotisk krydder”. Musikken har en distinkt identitet basert på tanguero-musikerskap med en original tilnærming til fusjoner med alt fra Cuba, Brasil, Puerto Rico, RnB, DnB, jazz eller samtidsmusikk.

More information and reviews at Joner’s website.