We all work at Sentralen.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries. You can check out and hire our premises here and find everything you need to know about upcoming events at Sentralen on this website. Please find attached photos of Sentralen for the press here.

Martin Eia-Revheim

– Big boss

Martin is responsible for the development of Sentralen and built the team of architects, project managers, suppliers and, last but not least, the team behind Sentralen. Martin has overall responsibility for the content, people and money invested in Sentralen.

As a graduate social worker, Martin has made good use of his education to manage work in the cultural sector including being a founder of Blå jazz club, festival manager for Kongsberg Jazz Festival, director of the Norwegian Broadcasting Orchestra and director of the Music Information Centre Norway.

In common with most other organisers in Norwegian cultural life, Martin has long had ambitions of becoming a performing artist himself. He was going to be a drummer.

Robert Hörnfeldt

– Event Manager +47 22472525

Robert is responsible for coordinating all events, activities and resources in Sentralens venues, production halls and meeting rooms. Robert came to Sentralen from the position as conference manager at Quality Hotel 33 in Oslo.

He has been a stage manager for the Miniøya festival, guitarist and singer in the band Chitty Chitty Bang Gang and bassist in Seven Doors Hotel. Since 2012 he has also been involved in a technical user group for Sentralen which, together with the project management, architects and contractors have surveyed and prepared Sentralen's technical profile. He is a graduate technician from The Nordic Institute of Stage and Studio, specializing in studio production.

Vilde Frafjord Strømsvåg

– Head of booking +47 22472525

Vilde works on booking and hiring out of Sentralen's halls and rooms, and has extensive experience in concert and festival performance from the Øya Festival, Kongsberg Jazz Festival and Ultima Festival.

She studied Culture and Communication at the University of Oslo and Project Management in Cultural Events at NISS University College. She also works as a producer at Vulkan Arena.

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Lasse Baklien

– Technical Manager +47 22472550

Lasse makes sure Sentralen is well equipped with everything required in terms of sound, lighting and other technical equipment for its production facilities and, following its inauguration, he will be primarily responsible for technical operations associated with events at Sentralen.

Before joining Sentralen in 2015 Lasse worked as a self-employed sound engineer and tour manager for Datarock, Ingrid Olava, Jaga Jazzist, Bugge Wesseltoft and numerous other artists. He also worked as systems engineer at venues such as Rockefeller, Parkteatret and Mono and played drums for bands such as Lukestar, Seven Doors Hotel, Chitty Chitty Bang Gang and Datarock.

Alf Magnus Reistad

– Finance Manager +47 22472520

Since 2014, Alf Magnus has worked to build up Sentralen's organisation, assuming chief responsibility for the building's finances and operations. Alf Magnus came from his job as Head of NRK Music Department where he also served as cultural manager and editor-in-chief of music.

Previous posts included project manager and music director of the Oslo Philharmonic while, in his spare time, he acted as administrative director of the Hardanger Music Festival. He trained as a viola player at Østlandets Conservatory of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

Per Mejlænder Brynning

– Press-officer and producer +47 22472560/ +47 99237227

Per has been a producer at Sentralen since 2013 with responsibility for operations, communications, hiring and events for Sentralen's pilot project in Skippergata, in addition to coordinating Sentralen's website, visual identity and documentation of the project.

He now has overall responsibility for the website content, social media and other external communications. Per is an experienced program- and production worker for Bergen International Festival, a producer for the Norwegian Festival of Literature and head of the Culture-committee of Bergen Student Society.

In 2010, he was a member of the 17th of May Committee in Bergen and, in 2011, founded the debating society of the Cultural Committee in Lillehammer. Per studied History and Culture at the University of Bergen and Cultural Project Management at Lillehammer University College.

Therèse Smerud

– Producer +47 93417893

Therèse works with communication, is a project manager for youth project Blanke Ark and coordinator of art and decoration at Sentralen. Therèse previously worked as an art educator at Kulturbyrået Mesén and as a frame-maker and gallery employee.

In 2011, she co-founded the Student Film Festival in Lillehammer and has been production employee on numerous student productions at the Norwegian Film School. Therèse studied fashion design at Esmod Oslo and Art History and Cultural Project Management at Lillehammer University College.

Emma Damskau

– Producer 95246630

Emma is often to be seen at the reception desk of Sentralen where she works on daily administrative tasks. She is also project coordinator for one of Sentralen's series of programmes for children, young people and professional dance company, Soul Sessions Oslo. 

Emma has worked as a dance teacher and choreographer in Lillehammer and at Gjøvik Dance Centre as well as freelancing as a performing dancer and project manager. Her most recent engagement was as a production manager for the second season of television series Latter Live (Laughter Live) on NRK1. Her current aim is to establish Sentralen as a focal point for the urban dance community in Oslo. 

She qualified as a cultural project manager at Lillehammer University College.

Henriette Larsen

– Producer 91865825

Henriette is artistic director of Miniøya and Kulturfest Tøyen, the music and culture festivals for children and young people. A qualified lawyer, Henriette has written a legal handbook for concert promoters and is member of the board in Slottsfjellfestivalen in Tønsberg. Henriette is responsable for monitoring contracts and legal issues, as well as HSE.

Nicolai Åsend

– Coordinator +47 45763405

Nicolai has worked at Sentralen since the opening in 2016 and is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the buildings. In addition, he works with arrangements and as technical support for all the halls.

Nicolai has a varied background that has provided him with the necessary experience needed to run a versatile cultural center. In the period 2005-2007 he served as a gun-commander in the Norwegian Navy’s 22. MTB-squadron along the coast of Lebanon, of which the last year as part of the United Nation’s UNIFIL 2-force. In addition, he has worked on construction sites and several years as a waiter at restaurants in Oslo.

He’s been a drummer in a metal band and is educated as interior architect from Griffith College in Dublin.

Kristina Walsøe

– Coordinator +47 98326180

Kristina has worked at Sentralen since the opening in 2016 as head of the front desk, as well as responsible for maintenance and operation of the buildings. She also works with events and service.

Kristina have many years of experience with sales, service and events from work at countless of festivals in Norway. She has also managed the launch and opening of several of record- and gaming-stores throughout Norway, in addition to being the store manager for several of the Free Record Shops branches in Oslo.