Vocals, turntables, theatre, films and champagne
Intrepid noise maker, record soul shaker and lifetime fan of KA Jamaican Punch.
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
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.
international intersdisciplinary artists share expertise and write new works at toph. in partnership with Culture Lab. Funded by Arts Council England.
The multitalented Julia Scott combines Djing with live beats, live vocals and dance
A firm hero of ours, the brilliant Lee Patterson shows us live improvisations, compositions, film scoring and his custom made microphones. September 2017.
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
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
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
TWITTURRRR and instaaa