Johan Östman — CV — 2020

Contemporary music curator & cultural producer. pdf

• Norbergfestival, Anrikningsverket; Stockholm, 2011-present

—Artistic director since 2018, program director of Norbergfestival contemporary music festival since 2012

• Up Node; Nordic festival network, Copenhagen, 2017-present

—Co-founder, co-director

Prior: • Ableton Loop; summit for music makers, Ableton AG, Berlin & Los Angeles, 2017-2020

—Creative producer; event strategy, curation and production

• Surefire Agency; music booking agency, Berlin, 2015-2016
—Account & booking assistant

• Volt; electronic music festival, Uppsala Concert & Congress, Uppsala, 2010-2015

—Co-curator, producer

• Samlingen; club & DJ collective, Stockholm & Uppsala, 2008-2014

—Founder, curator

Freelance + curatorial: • Night clubs & festivals in Sweden and Europe; 2008-present


• Up Node nights; MeetFactory, Prague, 2019 —Co-curator, showcase nights for Nordic contemporary music

• Sound of Stockholm 2019; contemporary music festival, Stockholm


• Norbergfestival x Proton; Mayhem, Copenhagen, 2019

—Guest curator, festival showcase night

• CTM Festival 2019; contemporary music festival, Berlin

—Co-curator, showcase for Nordic contemporary music, by Up Node

• Intonal x Norbergfestival x Up Node; Inkonst, Malmö, 2018

—Curator, showcase festival for Nordic contemporary music

• Resonans; Moderna Museet & ArkDes, Stockholm, 2018

—Event series for contemporary music & performing arts, curated by Anrikningsverket

• Under Bron & Trädgården nightclubs; Stockholm, 2013-2018

—Guest curator, resident DJ

• Sound of Stockholm 2014-2016; contemporary music festival, Stockholm

—Guest curator, co-producer

• Ableton Loop 2015-2016; summit for music makers, Ableton, Berlin

—Stage manager, moderator

• Way Out West 2015-2016; music festival, Luger, Stockholm


• Sónar Stockholm 2015-2016; electronic music festival, Luger, Stockholm


• Swedish Radio’s Art’s Birthday Party 2014 & 2016; Swedish National Radio, Stockholm

—Guest curator

• Mapping the City; Approved (by) Pablo, Somerset House, London, 2015

—Exhibition assistant

• Way Out West 2014; music festival, Luger, Gothenburg

—Venue manager

• Elektronmusikstudion 50th Birthday Party; Performing Arts Museum, Stockholm, 2014

—Co-curator, co-producer

• Red Bull Music Academy Festival 2013; Luger, Stockholm

—Guest curator, venue manager

• Way Out West 2013; music festival, Luger, Gothenburg

—Guest curator

• Opsala magazine; Uppsala, 2009

—Music editorial

Education: • Bachelor studies

—Philosophy; 60 ECTS; Södertörn University College, Uppsala University, Stockholm University —Journalism & media production; 90 ECTS; Södertörn University College, Linnaeus University

Discography: • Various Artists – The Moon Draws The Ravenous Sea (2020, Janushoved)

—Compilation album. One track solo contribution, appearing as Ano Ton

• Various Artists – Scandinavian Swords IIII: Atlas Of Visions Pt. II (2020, Northern Electronics)

—Compilation album. Two track solo contribution, appearing as Ano Ton

Varg2™ & Ano Ton – Entropic Dances (2019, Northern Electronics)

—Duet album, co-written with Jonas Rönnberg

Awarded grants: • Anrikningsverket

—Swedish Art’s Council, 2013-2020 —Swedish Performing Arts Agency, 2013-2020 —Västmanlandsmusiken, 2013-2020 —City of Stockholm, 2014-2016

• Up Node nordic festival network

—Nordic Culture Fund, 2017-2019 —Nordic Culture Point, 2017-2019

• Samlingen

–City of Stockholm, 2012-2013

Invitations & bilateral relations: 
• Mutek MX Festival 2018, Mexico City, Mexico

—Panelist, invited by Mutek and the Swedish Embassy Mexico City

• Borealis Festival 2016, Bergen, Norway

—International delegate, invited by Music Norway

• Unsound Festival 2014, Kraków, Poland

—10 day study grant, invited by Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

• Bilateral

—Insomnia Festival (Norway), Intonal (Sweden), Phono Festival (Denmark), Nuuk Nordic (Greenland), Extreme Chill (Iceland), Turku Modern (Finland); Nordic Culture Fund; 2016-ongoing —Goethe-Institut Schweden, 2015-2016 —Polish Institute Stockholm, 2014-ongoing —Lithuanian Embassy in Stockholm, 2015 —Finnish Institute in Stockholm, 2016 —Next Festival (Slovakia), Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, 2014-2016 —French Culture Institute Stockholm, 2015 —Spanish Embassy in Stockholm, 2015 —CTM Festival (Germany); Music Board Berlin, Creative Europe; 2015

Johan Östman Contemporary music curator & cultural producer

Born in 1988 Based in Stockholm, Sweden + Berlin, Germany

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↳ johan at johanostman . com