We are TOPH

 

started out as a few DJ workshops

became a mixed use space

 

home for artists

home for experiments

home for international artists coming to Gateshead

 

 

home to swarmusick /// swarm /// swarmfront

 

 

 

 
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Artists

 
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MAriam Rezaei

Vocals, turntables, theatre, films and champagne

www.rezaei.co.uk

 

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Adam Denton

Frequency analytics, electronic negotiation

https://soundcloud.com/swan-hunter

 

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Mark Wardlaw

 https://www.mixcloud.com/swarmusick/swarmix-04-kenotic-hymns/

 

Intrepid noise maker, record soul shaker and lifetime fan of KA Jamaican Punch.

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SWARMFRONT

A quasi-amorphous collective of sonic and cultural dissidents and anti-creatives. Weaponising the banality of liberal institutions, they use text and sound to construct crude folk-magick hexes against the bastions of reasonable culture

 

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TOPH Collective

Lead by Mariam Rezaei, an open ensemble of musicians, currently soundtracking silent films, with support from Arts Council England.

Featuring musicians Mark Wardlaw, Jamie Stuart, Adam Denton, Ian Adams, Ant Macari, Dawn Bothwell, Anika Easy, Chris Bywater, Will Edmondes, Faye Macalman and John Pope.

TOPH Residencies

international intersdisciplinary artists share expertise and write new works at toph. in partnership with Culture Lab. Funded by Arts Council England.

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#letitiapleiades

The multitalented Julia Scott combines Djing with live beats, live vocals and dance

September-December 2017

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#LEepatterson

A firm hero of ours, the brilliant Lee Patterson shows us live improvisations, compositions, film scoring and his custom made microphones. September 2017.

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#LukePoot

Performer, composer, entertainer extraordinaire... not much else to say, more about taking part.

"JIM BOWEN, OR AS I CALL HIM, EROS" BY LUKE BIZKIT

November 18 2017

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#supportedbyartscouncil 

http://artscouncil.org.uk/

 

TOPH FILMS

performed by TOPH Collective, directed by Mariam Rezaei

The Old Police House Collective (TOPHC) are based in Gateshead and perform live soundtracks to silent film masterpieces at unique venues. They have performed Metropolis at St Nicholas Cathedral in Newcastle and at the Pilton Palais Cinema (Glastonbury Festival 2017), Nosferatu at Jarrow Hall, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari at Seaton Delaval Hall and Häxan, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari and Der Golem at Newcastle Castle.

Upcoming films can be found in EVENTS

 

 

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TOPH Tour

 

Hybrid vibes of BLF, SF, Kleevex, Wrest, Mat Con, Noisey B, Mariam on the run

 

Nov 30th, TBA  Glasgow with Letitia Pleiades

Dec 1st, TAAE, Sheffield with TAAE

Dec 2nd, FUSE, Bradford with Andy Abbott

Dec 8th, TOPH X SLIP, TOPH @ Workplace, Gateshead

Dec 15th, The Old Dentists, London with Trans/Human

Dec 16th, BBC Centre, Swansea with Rhodri Davies

 

 

 

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