Dan Lundberg is a musician and music ethnologist. He is the director of Archives and Libraries Department at Statens Musikverk (the Swedish Performing Arts Agency), which includes Svenskt visarkiv, the Music and Theatre Library and Caprice Records. As a musician, he is playing in the Balkan band Orientexpressen and Södra bergens balalaikor. His main instrument is the clarinet, but since 2006 Dan is also riksspelman (“National Folk Musician”) for the flute. In his work as a music ethnologist and researcher, Dan has authored numerous books and articles. The most important are Folk Music in Sweden, Ethnomusicology – an introduction (both together with Gunnar Ternhag) and Music, media, multiculturalism (with Krister Malm and Owe Ronström). In 1994, Dan wrote his dissertation Persikoträdgårdarnas musik on modal improvisation in Turkish folk and popular music.
Dan is Associate professor of musicology at the Stockholm University and at the Royal Academy of Turku, Finland. In 2004-2007, he held the position as Adjunct Professor of ‘Music and Cultural Diversity’ at the University of Gävle.