| Henrik Otto Donner|
| 16 November 1939
Tampere, Finland (1939-11-16) |
pop, rock, jazz, electronic music, contemporary classical music
Composer, arranger, musician
Otto Donner Treatment, UMO Jazz Orchestra, Akademiska Sangforeningen
June 26, 2013, Jakobstad, Finland
Strings, Sahko-shokki-ilta, More Than 123
Juhani Aaltonen, Dave Lindholm, Erkki Kurenniemi, Jim Pembroke, Kaj Chydenius
Henrik Otto Donner Wikipedia
Henrik Otto Donner (16 November 1939 – 26 June 2013) was a Finnish composer, musician and all-round music personality. His musical styles varied from pop and rock music to jazz, electronic music and contemporary classical music. Donner's personal instrument was trumpet. He was a member of the famous Finland Swedish Donner family.
Donner was one of the pioneers of Finnish avant-garde and experimental music as well as an important figure in Finnish left-wing "song movement" of the 1960s and 1970s. He studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and later in Vienna as a student of György Ligeti. In 1966 Donner was one of the founders of record label Love Records which was a pioneering label in Finnish rock music. Donner collaborated with many Finnish musicians and artists such as Erkki Kurenniemi, Juhani Aaltonen, A. W. Yrjänä, Hasse Walli and Dave Lindholm. He was a film score composer for more than 50 movies and TV-series.
Henrik Otto Donner was found dead at the marina of Jakobstad early on 27 June 2013. It is yet uncertain whether he drowned or died of a heart attack.