SVERRE INDRIS JONER
- “Joner has an original voice within the expected paradigms for the idiom. Very appealing.”– T MOORE, American Record Guide
- -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
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.
“Tango as it should be…” – Buenos Aires Herald
- 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!
“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.