UK (University of Greenwich) Nonclassical presents launch party for the “Disruptive Frequencies” Album

The evening will feature experimental sounds by Black and South Asian artists NikNak, Dhangsha, Nikki Sheth, Poulomi Desai, Gary Stewart and Dushume.

This is a collective celebration of the music produced and created as part of the Exploring Cultural Diversity in Experimental Sound project, which will be released on Vinyl through Nonclassical.

Exploring Cultural Diversity in Experimental Sound is an AHRC-funded project that aims to challenge institutional whiteness in experimental sound practice by investigating the creative identities of contemporary Black and South Asian composers working in the UK.

Sound artist and researcher at the University of Greenwich, Amit Dinesh Patel aka Dushume began working in the field of music technology in 2000. In 2021, he began a research project addressing the distinctive lack of visibility for Black and Brown artists within the field of experimental music and sound: “Exploring Cultural Diversity in Experimental Sound”, hosted at the Sound/Image Research Centre, University of Greenwich.

“Disruptive Frequencies” is one output of this research. Patel, together with five other Black and South Asian experimental and electronic artists recorded new music. Crossing noise, high-energy electronic music, deep bass, ambient and experimental soundscapes, this compilation is a statement challenging institutional Whiteness, racist biases, lack of visibility and access to experimental practices. Each contribution pushes the boundaries of sound manipulation, turntablism, field recording, audio fragmentations and sound collage techniques.

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