Dr Amit D. Patel HND, BA, MA, PhD

Research Fellow in Experimental Sound

Key details

Dr Amit D. Patel

Dr Amit D. Patel

Research Fellow in Experimental Sound

Amit D Patel, aka Dushume, is an experimental noise and sound artist, influenced by Asian underground music and DJ culture. His work focuses on performing and improvising with purpose built do-it-yourself instruments, and recording these instruments incorporating looping, re-mixing and re-editing techniques. Lack and loss of control are central to his work. He has a PhD in Music, “Studio Bench: the DIY nomad and Noise Selector” (2019), from the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He is a member of the Sound/Image Research group at the University of Greenwich, London, and Principal Investigator for the AHRC Research Grant "Exploring Cultural Diversity in Experimental Sound" (2021-23).


Research / Scholarly interests


Live Electronics

Noise Music

Experimental Sound


Performance/ Installation

Electroacoustic music practices

DJ Culture

Sound Art

Black Music

Key funded projects

AHRC Research Grant (2021-23)

Recent publications

Written Outputs:

Patel, A. D. and Richards, J. (2020) Pop-up for Collaborative Music-making. In Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), Birmingham City University, pp. 452 – 457.

Patel, A. D. (2019) Studio Bench: the DIY Nomad and Noise Selector. Thesis (PhD), De Montfort University, Leicester.

Patel, A. D. (2016) DIY Instruments and White Label Releases. eContact 18(3), Available [Online] From https://econtact.ca/18_3/patel_whitelabel.html

Bowers, J.; Richards, J.; Shaw, T.; Frieze, J.; Freeth, B.; Topley, S.; Spowage, N.; Jones, S.; Patel, A. D.; Rui, L. (2016) One knob to rule them all: reductionist interfaces for expansionist research. In Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 433-438.


Vear, C. (2019) The Digital Score: Musicianship, Creativity and Innovation. Routledge

Couprie, P. (2017) L'humour est-il soluble dans la musique électroacoustique ? Petite quête musicale à la recherche d'un humour sonore. De l’Humour Dans La Musique De 1960 à Nos Jours. pp. 55 - 56.

Richards, J. (2017) The Music of Things. Journal of the Japanese Society for Sonic Arts, 9(2), pp.16-20.


Monstrous Assemblage - Dirty Electronics - Iklectik - London - https://iklectikartlab.com/dirty-electronics-monstrous-assemblage/, July 2021.

PhliKr - BEAST FEaST 2021 - Concert 2 - University of Birmingham [online] http://www.beast.bham.ac.uk/beast-feast-2021/, April 2021.

‘PhliKr’ [Sound Installation World Premier] @ Sound/Image Festival - located in Shop Unit 3/3a, Greenwich Market London. Nov 2020.

NottNOISE hosted by NOTTFARR in Partnership with NonClassical [online]  https://www.nonclassical.co.uk/engage-1/2020/11/3/nottnoise, Nov 2020.

IKLECTIK [Off-site] Presents: Dushume – Lockdown Noise [online] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z-MdLK8WUw, June 2020.

Goarsing, Virtual Beast Feast [online] https://mixlr.com/beastmusic/showreel/beast-feast-2020-concert-8-stereo, May 2020.

Dirty Electronics Pop-up I, Haymarket Shopping Centre, Leicester, Nov 2019.

Radical Chip Tour with Dirty Electronics & Max Wainwright, Chaos Magic (Backlit Gallery), Nottingham, May 2019.

Post Paradise Featuring Dirty Electronics, Centrala, Minerva Works, Birmingham, Feb 2019.

Dushume, Iklectik, London, July 2018.

In House Press with Dirty Electronics, Punctum, Krásova 27, Praha 5, Prague, Nov 2017.

Hoerspiel for Czech Radio with Dirty Electronics, HAMU, Prague, Nov 2017.

Tse Tse Fly Night, Iklectik, London, Sep 2017.

Performing with Technology, Visconti Studios, Kingston University, London, Feb 2017.

The Construct Has No Purpose Performances and workshops, Fylkingen, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Copenhagen, Jan 2017, https://www.fylkingen.se/node/2270

Dome of Visions, Dirty Electronics with Kungliga Musikhögskolan’s Electronic Ensemble (Royal College of Music), Stockholm, Sweden, Feb 2016.

Electric Nights Festival 2016, Booze: Terminal Stage, Athens, Greece, May 2016.

REProduce Listening Room (India) – Usurp Gallery, Harrow, London, May 2016.

Yan Jun with Dirty Electronics, Centrala, Minerva Works, Birmingham, Dec 2016.

Ugly Weekender, Reactor Halls, weareprimary, Nottingham, Feb 2015.

Dushume ‘Skaratchd’ with Poulomi Desai, Noise Colloquium, University of Greenwich, Mar 2015.

Kobi Mutter (2014) World Premier, Martini Elettrico Concerts (MTI), Bologna Conservatoire, Bologna, Italy, Mar 2015.