-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
”Perfekt musikalsk underholdning.”Hovedøen Social Club – BT
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.
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. Contrastes 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.
Sverre Indris Joner – piano, percussion and programmering
Odd Hannisdal – violin
Steinar Haugerud – double bass
Kaspar Uljas – bandoneon
Andreas Bye – drums
Dancers – Geraldin Rojas, Ezequiel Paludi, Sara Einbu and Daniel Sarr.
They have now embarked on an exciting collaboration with the fantastic Argentine tango dance-couple Geraldina Rojas and Ezequiel Paludi and the recognised Norwegian hiphop dancers Sara Einbu and Daniel Sarr, and Nina Lill Svendsen, a renowned choreographer in contemporary dance in Norway, has joined the team.
Horacio Ferrer, Piazzolla’s tango poet and director of the Argentine Tango Academy, was among those who were convinced and gave Joner a honorary membership of the academy:
«Joner is a remarkably creative tanguista and with Electrocutango has found an utterly irresistible and refined version of tango for the 21st century. Joner’s highly personalised style is spiced with inspiration and knowledge from the masters Salgán and Piazzolla, and his original compositions are full of rhythmic complexity.»
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!
“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.
Hovedøen Social Club
Hovedøen Social Club har som mål å spre cubanske rytmer og ikke-100%-korrekte versjoner av norske slagere til Det Norske Folk.Hovedøen Social Club har i over 14 år laget usannsynlige, heftige og dansbare cubanske versjoner av norsk popmusikk av ikke helt ny dato, som du kanskje ikke visste du så sårt trenger å høre. En hel Guilty pleasure-katalog i lett overraskende fusjon av Havanna og Norsk Pop´s Grunnvann har gjort at nordboere i alle aldre, farger og fasonger kjenner det rykker i dansefoten og smilerynkene når Hovedøen er på ferde og tilfører karibisk livsglede og polyrytmikk til kjente og kjære klassikere.
Hovedøen Social Club er
Sverre Indris Joner – Piano, arrangementer Sergio Gonzalez – Vokal Eduardo Cedeño – Timbales Erik Eilertsen – Trompet Ole Marius Melhuus – Bass Ruben Pirela – Congas
”Gruppa spiller med en oppriktig humørfylt entusiasme som gjør musikken til mer enn en kortvarig spøk.”Dagsavisen
”Disse musikerne gjør gammel norsk sang-skatt om til en gedigen cubansk musikkfest. I det hele tatt er Hovedøen Social Club noe av det mest sjarmerende jeg har hørt på lenge.” Aftenposten