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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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Sound Matters: a creative framework

We are delighted to say that after a rigorous journey through a voting system and a 2 day sandpit and pitching marathon (led by Ximena Alarcon and supported by Cathy Lane) CRiSAP has been awarded funding from JISC  as the first phase of funding towards the development of the project SOUND MATTERS: A FRAMEWORK FOR THE CREATIVE USE AND RE-USE OF SOUND.

Sound Matters is a research project that brings together an interdisciplinary community working in the creative use and re-use of sound specifically field recordings and speech. We aim to create together a framework that facilitates the interrogation and relational playback of sound in its own terms.
Find out more and keep up to date with project information by visiting the dedicated blog:
* More information on the upcoming Online Gathering coming soon *




2-3 May 2015 |  Stave Hill Ecological Park
CRiSAP PhD student Maria Papadomanolaki together with Grant Smith, Dawn Scarfe & Kirsty Collander-Brown invite you to attend their second annual SOUNDCAMP. 
SoundCamp returns with a programme of field recording and audio streaming workshops, a dawn chorus walk and the second REVEIL 24 hour broadcast of live daybreak sounds from around the world.
Listen throughout at Wave Farm: and participating stations. Details:
Visit or camp out overnight on International Dawn Chorus Day at the UK's oldest urban ecology park. The Philosopher's Stove will be cooking food over an open fire, and there will be coffee, tea and breakfast on Sunday morning.
Admission: Free Booking essential  |  Places are limited. Please let us know if you plan to join the dawn walk, and especially if you would like to camp.






2 May 2015, 3:00pm, Brilliant Corners, 470 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AE
"The contemporary mania for curating has affected many aspects of culture, including (perhaps especially) music, popular and otherwise. This panel discussion explores music's unique relationship with curating … Read more.

Salomé Vogelin - Sounding Out! Podcast #41: Sound Art as Public Art

Online | Sounding Out!
Listen online to Salomé Vogelin's podcast: "Salomé Vogelin, treats us to a multimedia re-sonification of the keynote she gave at 2014’s Invisible Places, Sounding Cities conference in Viseu, Portugal, “Sound Art as Public Art,”  … Read more.

Cathy Lane performs at the Jam Jar Series

26th April 8pm | The Green Room, Black Box, Belfast.
Cathy Lane (London) and Anna Weisling (New York City) perform on the first night of the Jam Jar series: "a lively group of musicians, sound artists, and composers for five evenings of performance, dialogue, sonic experimentation … Read more. 

Association of Social Anthropologists UK and Commonwealth Conference

April 14th 2015 | Exeter University. 
Ximena Alarcon performed 'Sounding Underground' in the Panel "Film, audio and multimedia programme: symbiosis: sound, vision and the senses" and Angus Carlyle & Rupert Cox presented a paper on "The Mouth of the Cave and the Giant Voice: sound, text and voice in Okinawan war memory" ... Read more.

Table Manners

Performance: 17 Mar 2015 | 18:00 to 18:45 | London College of Communication.
Table Manners is a performance strategy somewhere between a séance, a chess match, table tennis, a dinner date and an interrogation. Devised by David Toop, the format blurs and confuses boundaries between sound art installation, music performance, public lecture and private conversation. Read more.

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...



Deep Listening Workshop by Dr Ximena Alarcón 

Dr Ximena Alarcón will be holding a Deep Listening workshop as part of UAL Performance Research Group in collaboration with CRiSAP.  ‘When you listen, something will happen’ is one of the many intriguing invitations that Pauline Oliveros, pioneer composer, educator, humanitarian and creator of the Deep Listening practice, makes to her students ... Read more.

Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music 2015

Fractured Narratives - Improvised sound and stories | Symposium | Saturday 25 April 2015, Queen's University Belfast.
This symposium included presentations from Cathy Lane (Key note), Kevin Logan, Ximena Alarcón, Maria Papadomanolaki, Artur Vidal and Andrea Zarza speaking on CRiSAP's London Musicians Collective Archive ... Read more.

PoL # 14 doing listening hearing reading

With Kevin Logan. Thursday April 16th, 2015. The term acousmatic comes from the Greek word akousma: ‘what is heard’, and originally describes a particular method of delivering lectures. In English, we generally contrast the passive form, to hear, with the active or intensive, to listen. In an attempt to interrogate the very nature of pedagogic practices such as lectures and ... read more.

Fluxus Event Scores at White Cube Gallery

Throughout February, March and April CRiSAP PhD students, LCC MA Sound Arts' students and graduates performed a range of Fluxus event scores at Christian Marclay's exhibition at the White Cube Gallery. Read more.


Radio Now: A Symposium

Presented by CRiSAP and London College of Communication, convened by Ed Baxter of Resonance FM. This one day symposium on March 11th welcomed eight international radio experts to examine the medium from a contemporary practitioner's perspective in order to provide a snapshot of art, research and the feature in today's local and global radio landscapes. Read more.

Points of Listening with Viv Corringham

POL #13 'Audient ' was held at GV Art Gallery on 11th March. This session was a collaborative sound making performance, created by the participants. With no fixed audience; each person shifts between the two roles of performer and audience, aiming to spend as much time listening as playing. Read more.


Exhibition: Staging Disorder

‘Staging Disorder’, an exhibition of photography, sound and moving image exploring the contemporary representation of the real in relation to modern conflict.
The exhibition included 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 ...

CRiSAP perform at White Cube with Christian Marclay

CRiSAP students and graduates performed during Christian Marclay's exhibition at White Cube Gallery on 7th Feb. 'Singing Saw and Glass Harp', a performance led by Christian Marclay with guest appearance from Thurston Moore, featured ethereal tones from music saw players music glass players. 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...