photo: Johan Månsson

Leif Jordansson was an original member of Swedish band Badliver, who released the album “14 sånger” (meaning 14 songs) in 1989. The album, released on City records featured interpretations of songs by Tom Waits translated to Swedish. Badliver went on to make an album with their own songs “Dag och natt U.P.A” in 1993 (Non Stop records) and music for a number of plays and TV-productions, amongst others an opera for the Gothenburg Opera’s “Makkbett”.

Since the mid 90’s Leif Jordansson has composed music for movies, plays and dance performances. In 1996 he released a CD called “Music for movements” (So Far records) containing music composed for 5 ballets choreographed by Patrick King. Jordansson has composed music for ballets for the biggest scenes in Sweden and has done several jobs in England, Italy and France. In 1999 he was involved in the making of ”En salig samling” (duet with Irma Schultz ”Ljuvligt och kärleksfullt”). The album was made to benefit the Swedish Salvation Army and sold triple platinum. Furthermore, Jordansson composed the music for Johan Löfstedts award winning motion picture “Kometen” (2003) - a 30 minute silent picture. He has also collaborated with moviemakers such as Cameron Alyasin (on ”Never an Absolution” awarded the Crystal Bear-award i Berlin 2006) , Bengt Löfgren (Icy Riders, with musical score by Jordansson) and Simon Kaijser da Silva (De halvt dolda for TV and Stockholm Östra). As a theatre composer he has been working for all the big institutions in Sweden, 2010 he did the music for ”The little mermaid” at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm and the last 4 years he has been working with productions at the Northern Stage in Newcastle.

Leif Jordansson has also collaborated with other artists in installations for theatre rooms or gallerys, as  ”n.waves” together with video artist Peter Norrman and ”Grow in the dark” together with playwright and director Peder Bjurman.

During the 21st century Leif Jordansson has contributed on a number of children’s records, amongst others Grammy award winning ”Lilla Kottens jul” (2004) and ”Majas trädgårdsvisor” released last spring. He has also composed music for the children’s TV series ”Pomos Piano” (fall 2008) 

Leif Jordansson is the creative leader of The Great Learning Orchestra, a group of musicians exploring contemporary experimental music. TGLO has performed music by Gavin Bryars, Terry Riley, Cornelius Cardew och Lou Reed amongst others. Their own compositions contains a transcription of the music and sounds from The Chainsaw Massacre and Jordansson’s own “A4 Rum” in which the orchestra plays music composed on a size A4 piece of paper.