Mariam Rezaei

Turntables, high-velocity surrealism, and killer nails – welcome to the world of Mariam Rezaei. Her groundbreaking compositions and improvisations for turntables confound listeners across extensive workouts that evolve into bafflingly mangled inversions, ripping up boundaries between collage, noise, and jazz. The multi-award winning noise savant and turntablist is a key figure in the Newcastle & Gateshead experimental scene in North East England, previously serving as artistic director of TUSK festival, and recently gracing the cover of The Wire with kindred mixmaster spirits, Maria Chávez and Victoria Shen.