Meet ISPA's 2016 Swedish Fellowship Program participant Ragnar Berthling!
Managing Producer, Musikcentrum Öst
Background — Musician + Swedish Film Institute as head of distribution and cinema programmer, later manager of import and distributions subsidies which came to include a number of projects parallel to this. Among them a series of Swedish silent film classics presented, live, for television and on dvd (international distribution). In addition to this I did, and still do clubs in new and experimental music, film poetry under the name of SEKT which also includes a record label. SEKT formed 2010 a festival named Sound of Stockholm (November every year since).
Today — managing director of Musikcentrum Öst and head of international promotion of Musikcentrum Sweden. Main task is promotion of the members, groups or soloists. We represent a large part of the most prominent artists and independent musicians in most genres. World music, contemporary, jazz, folk, cabaret, electronic, shows for kids and more. We take part and so showcases in a number of international fairs and expos.
We asked Ragnar to tell us a bit about himself and anything else that he would like to share with the ISPA family. Check-out what he had to say: