Mariam Rezaei is a multi-award-winning composer, turntablist, writer and performer. She previously led experimental arts project TOPH (The Old Police House), Tusk Fringe and Tusk North, and is Artistic Director of Tusk Festival, all based in Newcastle and Gateshead. She has been awarded the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards For Artists in recognition of her contribution to music composition. Recent projects include a new live work made with Maria Chavez and Victoria Shen, fellow radical artists in the new turntablism, commissioned by Counterflows and Rewire festivals; Veil, a collaboration with Stephen Bishop released on Tusk Editions/Opal Tapes; SISTER with soprano Alya Al-Sultani; This World Which Is Made Of Women for BBC Radio 3 and SADTITZZZ for London Contemporary Music Festival.