Mariam Rezaei & DJ George Edwards


Mariam Rezaei is a multi-award winning composer, turntablist and performer.   She previously led experimental arts project TOPH, TUSK FRINGE and TUSK NORTH, and in November 2022, she received the Paul Hamlyn Foundation #AwardsForArtists, in recognition of her contribution to music composition. Her music has recently been described as ‘genuinely ground-breaking’ (London Jazz News 2022) and ‘high-velocity sonic surrealism’ (4* The Guardian 2022). Recent release BOWN (Heat Crimes) charted no.6 in The Wire and no10 in The Quietus’ best albums of 2023, and was album of the week in The Quietus. Boomkat described it as ‘harnessing extreme technical prowess - phenomenal stuff’.

Recent performances include Turntable Trio with Evicshen and Maria Chávez at Counterflows Festival 2023 (Glasgow)/ REWIRE 2023(Den Haag), soloist with Frankfurt Radio Orchestra for the closing concert at IM Darmstadt 2023, soloist with London Sinfonietta at HCMF 2023 and Taipei Biennial 2023 in a quartet with DJ Sniff, Rex Chen and DJ SlowPitchSound. For her three day residency Café Oto in November 2023, Mariam premiered three new projects: a string trio with Angharad Davies (violin), Atzi Muramatsu (cello) and Semay Wu (cello); a quartet with Mette Rasmussen (alto sax), Gabriele Mitelli (trumpet, electronics) and Lukas Koenig (drums); and a duo with fellow turntabist Edward George.

Mariam has been featured and reviewed in numerous publications and in April 2023, she appeared on the front cover of The Wire with Maria Chavez and Victoria Shen. In addition to appearing in both The Wire and The Quietus’s top ten releases of 2023, it  came Highly Recommended on Boomkat, with Victoria Shen and Valentina Magaletti placing it at the top of their personal charts. Mariam presents a podcast on contemporary turntablism called  ‘These Are The Breaks…’ and is guest DJ on’ Radical Scotland’ by Stewart Smith, both on She is currently writing a book on turntablism for Repeater Books.



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