Mariam Rezaei, born 1984 is a composer, performer and improviser and works predominantly with the piano, voices, turntables and electronics. She is Composer in Residence at the Literary and Philosophical Library, Newcastle, Artistic Director of The Old Police House (and Ensemble) and Bradford Scratch Orchestra. She completed and was awarded her Doctoral degree in the Philosophy of Composition For Turntable and Ensemble at Durham University in May 2016.
In 2013, Mariam was awarded Best Newcomer 2012 Award at the Journal Culture Awards and in 2014, the »Enhancing Communities Award« from Stonewall and Newcastle Pride, for her work directing LGBT community choir, Northern Proud Voices.
Notable instrumental commissions include Olavsfestdagene, Trondheim, for conductor Ilan Volkov, INSiiiDE, Tectonics Festival 2014, Tel Aviv, Israel, ANX, Tectonics Glasgow 2015 and Milk///,Tectonics Oslo 2016. »Stolen Voices«, a collaboration with Rebecca Collins and Johanna Linsley and BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2017 broadcast ‘SEAR’ with new ensemble SWARMFRONT. Mariam also worked with NOH Theatre, composing and performing live with Noh Theatre at Kings Place, May 2016.