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Sverre Indris Joner is a multifaceted composer, musician, and orchestra leader who has careers in a variety of stylistic directions in addition to a number of scores for short films, documentaries, and feature films, ballet, and theatre. The most remarkable is his career in the genres of Argentine tango, with several CDs released in Buenos Aires (Electrocutango) and receiving the honorary title "Académico Correspondiente" in the Argentine Tango Academy from director Horacio Ferrer, and with Cuban salsa, playing Beethoven and Mozart as salsa with the National Opera Orchestra in Havana (Clásicos a lo Cubano) and ending on the #1 on the world-music sales list in Mexico.

He studied music at the University of Oslo, including a course in film music composition by Professor Olav-Anton Thommessen at the Norwegian State Academy of Music and an additional course at Lillehammer College in Film Scoring, as well as courses in film sound engineering in the days of analog equipment.

Founder of a number of bands and projects related to Latin-American music along with a career writing for and playing with renowned symphony orchestras, both for recordings and concerts. Participating as an arranger, composer, soloist, and/or conductor with all Norwegian orchestras, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, to mention a few.
His first assignment for film music was in 1986. Since then, Joner has done film scores within a variety of expressions/styles - from electronic soundscapes to chamber music scores, from Balkan brass band to opera. He has also composed music for various theatre and ballet productions.
Joner has a strange trademark, namely "counter-factive music-history simulation," which is transforming music as different as ABBA, Aqua, or Britney Spears and Tchaikovsky or Beethoven into salsa or tango. Such exercises sadly often end up having neither the swing/beat of the rhythmic/ethnic genre nor the subtle nuances of the orchestral composition. But Joner puts his honor into finding the x-factor solutions committing these "dubious activities." The result can be found on his homepage. And here - with "Barbie Girl" in Havana.
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