Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (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.

Research Feature: Andromache

This research investigates using very high and very low frequency sound, standing waves and ‘beat frequencies’ (resulting from the opposition of tones with slightly different frequencies) to explore site-and situation-specific sound practice. It began with a commission to collaborate with Graham McLaren on a contemporary adaptation of Racine’s ‘Andromache’, Toronto (2011).
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Member Profile: Iris Garrelfs

Iris Garrelfs is a site-responsive sound artist active across improvised performance, installation and fixed media. Her understanding of place includes people who, through their ideas or presence, participate in creating it. Work establishes experiences, environments for listening and has been compared to artists such as Yoko Ono, Henri Chopin, Joan La Barbara, Meredith Monk and Arvo Part. Pieces and performances have featured internationally, including the Tate Britain, Barbican Centre, Liverpool Biennial, International Computer Music Conference, GSK Contemporary at the Royal Academy Of Arts (with Urbania). Several of her works have just been nominated for the British Composer of the Year Award (Sonic Arts category).


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Blog: Post-Natural Sound Arts

Post-Natural Sound Arts by Mark Peter Wright - a new article in the Journal of Sonic Studies on the application of an eco-political ear, one that is not without its uncertainties and limits, but nonetheless endeavors to listen in, and out, of intersectional power.
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