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CRiSAP is a research centre of the University of the Arts London dedicated to the exploration of the rich complexities of sound as an artistic practice.


Our main aim is to extend the development of the emerging disciplinary field of sound arts and to encourage the broadening and deepening of the discursive context in which sound arts is practised.  


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Radio Now: A Symposium

11 Mar 2015 | 11:00 to 16:00
Radio art | Radio feature | Radio research
There are plenty of conferences devoted to 'the future of radio, but this speculative viewpoint misses real advances happening under our very noses. Radio Now seeks to examine the medium from a contemporary practitioner's perspective. With a focus on the state of the (radio) art, it brings together leading international radio creates and instigators to provide a snapshot of art, research and the feature in today's local and global radio landscapes. 
Radio Now takes the form of short, focused, illustrated presentations followed by broader group discussions. Convened by Dr Ed Baxter, Radio Now will also inaugurate a new wide-ranging critical online Radio Review site hosted by Resonance 104.4fm.
11am - 1pm / Podium Lecture Theatre
Radio Now: introduced by Ed Baxter (UK: LCC, Resonance 104.4fm)
Radio art presentations by Dr Colin Black, Darren Copeland and Mobile Radio (Knut Aufermann and Sarah Washington).
2pm - 4pm / MLG_06, Lower Ground Floor Media Block
Radio feature presentations by Alan Hall and Nina Garthwaite
Radio research presentations by Juliette Kristensen and Dr Lance Dann
Radio Now: closing presentation by Ed Baxter followed by general discussion
Dr Colin Black (Australia) -  University of West Sydney, International Radio Art (and Creative Audio for Trans-media) Research Group
Darren Copeland (Canada) - founding and current Artistic Director of NAISA (New Adventures in Sound Art)
Knut Aufermann and Sarah Washington (Germany) - Mobile Radio. Founders of Radia network.
Alan Hall (UK) - Falling Tree
Nina Garthwaite (UK) - In The Dark
Juliette Kristensen (UK) - The Arts & Culture Unit
Dr Lance Dann (UK) - University of Brighton
Places are free, but booking is required. 


Points of Listening with Viv Corringham


PoL # 13 Audient

Wednesday 11th March 2015, starting at 18:30
Free, but booking required: email
Venue: GV Art London, W1U 6LY
Audient (adjective) listening; paying attention
This session will be a collaborative sound making performance, created by the participants. There will be no fixed audience; each of us will shift between the two roles of performer and audience, aiming to spend as much time listening as playing. We will move freely around the gallery between the four rooms and stairs. Each of these five areas will contain a one-word written instruction to the performers as a focus for improvisation and in order to create five distinct sound worlds.
Read more on the Points of Listening Website.



Staging Disorder

Monday 26 January - Thursday 12 March
Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 11am - 4pm, Sunday closed
Private View: Tuesday 27 January 6-9pm
Staging Disorder’ is an exhibition of photography, sound and moving image exploring the contemporary representation of the real in relation to modern conflict.
Image: '747 Heathrow' by Richard Mosse
The exhibition includes selected images from seven photographic series that were made independently of each other in the first decade of the new millennium. These artists portray mock domestic rooms, aircraft, houses, streets and whole fake towns designed as military and civilian architectural simulations in preparation for real and imagined future conflicts across the globe. Their work poses questions about the nature of truth as it manifests itself in current photographic practice.
These themes are extended throughout the LCC gallery spaces in work by sound artists from UAL’s Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP) research centre. CRiSAP artists Cathy Lane, Angus Carlyle (and his collaborator, the anthropologist Rupert Cox), David Toop and Peter Cusack add a multi-dimensional resonance to the photographic works with sound and moving image installations and written texts.
Read more and RSVP on the LCC website.



CRiSAP students and graduates perform at Christian Marclay's exhibition at White Cube Gallery


Fluxus Event Scores

Weekdays: 10th Feb - 9th April

Room 2, South Gallery II, Bermondsey

Throughout the exhibition a number of Fluxus event scores will be performed in the exhibition space. The performances will take place intermittently between 12pm - 4pm on weekdays.


PerformingArtur M Vidal, Barry Dean, Gilda Manfring, Hannah Kemp-Welch,  John KannenbergJulie GrovesKevin LoganLisa HallMaria Papadomanolaki, Mark Peter Wright, Philip Cornett,  Rachel Kraft, Rebecca Davies and Tansy Spinks.


Please check the White Cube and CRiSAP websites for more information throughout the exhibition.




Singing Saw and Glass Harp

SATURDAY: 07 February 2015, 3-4pm
Room 2, South Gallery II, Bermondsey
"In a collaboration between Christian Marclay and the London Sinfonietta, some of the world’s most renowned contemporary musicians have been invited to stage performances, including new compositions and live improvisation sessions.This Saturday there will be a performance led by Christian Marclay featuring saw players. The ethereal tones they produce by drawing a violin bow across the edge of a hand saw will be accompanied by Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP) students from the University of the Arts London, who will be using glasses as musical instruments." - White Cube Gallery
Performing: Artur M Vidal, Gary Fisher, Hannah Kemp-Welch, Rahel Kraft, Tomoko Hojo and Wan-Chien Cheng.

Read more about the exhibition and events on the White Cube website.

The students and graduates are from both the PhD and MA Sound Arts programmes at London College of Communication.





Exhibition: Dialogic Assemblages

Feb 8 - 18 2015, A Kochi Muziris Biennale Collateral show at Artry Gallery Kochi, India.
Curated by Meena Vari.
Following a residency in Kochi and workshops with students of Srishti school of Art, Design and Technology, Cathy Lane has created an audio visual installation titled Beam ... Read more.

"Sound Matters"

"Sound Matters: a framework for the creative use and re-use of sound". CRiSAP Research Fellow Ximena Alarcón has been shortlisted for the JISC Research Data Spring and is presenting at the International Digital Curation Conference: 9-12 February 2015.  'Sound is a distinctive material used by many disciplines as part of their  ... Read more


Beam, Srishti Interim, 2014

Workshops, Installation and performance with Cathy Lane at Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore and Kerela. The seas are busy with maritime traffic carrying diverse cargos all over the world.  These vessels transverse the globe, following complex protocols, interacting with each other as well as with shore and coastal water based communication systems ... Read more ...


Voyages into listening and writing by Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin. A monthly series of one-hour long debates and voyages into listening and writing by Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin, with occasional guests. ... Read more ...

Radio Art Reflections

An online curated series By Magz Hall. On Sounding Out!
November 2014. Focusing on innovative approaches to radio art, the series will bring together three leading practitioners who have been researching the field from Canada, Australia and the U.K. ... Read more

Sonic Possible Worlds

A new book by Salomé Voegelin 'Sonic Possible Worlds: Hearing the Continuum of Sound'. Inspired by its use in literary theory, film criticism and the discourse of game design, Salomé Voegelin adapts and develops “possible world theory” in relation to sound. David K Lewis' Possible World is juxtaposed with Maurice Merleau... more...



Exhibition: Staging Disorder

‘Staging Disorder’ is an exhibition of photography, sound and moving image exploring the contemporary representation of the real in relation to modern conflict.
The exhibition includes selected images from seven photographic series and work by CRiSAP's artists Cathy Lane, Angus Carlyle (and his collaborator, the anthropologist Rupert Cox), David Toop and Peter Cusack.
Private View: Tuesday 27 January 6-9pm  |  Exhibition: Monday 26 January - Thursday 12 March. Read more:

Points of Listening

Points of Listening (PoL) is a monthly programme of listening workshops, activities and discussions based in and around London. From January 2014 it takes place every second Wednesday of the month. Events are held at the London College of Communication in addition to various locations, outdoors and indoors, throughout the… more...

Sound::Gender:: Feminism::Activism 2014

What, in the historical present, might constitute an activist life in sound? This event queried the place and performance of activism within discourses and practices of sound arts, sound-based arts and experimental musics that are engaged with gender, feminist and queer politics.    Our invited keynotes were Tara Rodgers (USA)… more...


IN THE FIELD International Symposium for Field Recording at the British Library A two day international symposium to open up and explore  the practice, art and craft of field recording through a series of panel presentations, listenings and screenings. more...