CRiSAP is a research centre of the University of the Arts London
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 city.
PoL seeks to promote and investigate listening together: to perform a ‘musica practica’ of field recording, deep listening, remote listening, film listening, textual listening, listening to the audible, inaudible and more. PoL is a CRiSAP project, co-convened by Salomé Voegelin and Mark Peter Wright.
What to expect:
• Participatory workshops and activities (indoors or outdoors)
• Field trips to relevant locations/institutes/orgs
• Readings/text based provocations and debate
• Book clubs, film screenings, listening sessions
• Experiments, interventions and actions
With Ian Rawes London Sound Survey
Date: Wednesday February 12th, 2014
Time: 3:15pm to 6:30pm
Venue(s): Elephant & Castle / Stratford
Meet: London College of Communication (front reception) promptly for 3:15pm
with Ximena Alarcon
January 8th, 2014 at the Swiss Church
experience your deepest point of listening, as an inner departure to explore your sonic Universe and embrace it. Through energy building exercises, listening meditations, and sounding, you will be guided to experience inner and outer listening, to expand your awareness of sound as it travels in time and space, encountering many possible audible
BUY On Listening
Edited by Angus Carlyle & Cathy Lane
On Listening is a unique collection of forty multi-disciplinary perspectives drawn from anthropology, bioacoustics, geography, literature, community activism, sociology, religion, philosophy, art history, conflict mediation and the sonic arts including music, ethnomusicology and field recording. These specially commissioned contributions explore the many ways in which skilled listening can mediate new relationships with our physical environment and the people and other species that we share it with.
From the Introduction: “Listening has become an increasingly popular subject of study. It features in conferences, in academic journals, in doctoral research projects. However, reflexive listening is an applied practice that exceeds the boundaries of academic institutions to take its place in a number of everyday settings. This book aims to connect the scholarly and the experiential and extend the contemporary discourse on listening.”
Contributions by: Niall Atkinson, Kenneth Avery, Jean de Dieu Basabose, Moushumi Bhowmik & Sukanta Majumdar, Seth Ayyaz Bhunnoo, Ansuman Biswas, Barry Blesser & Linda Salter, Ross Brown, Daniela Cascella, Jessica Linda Salter, Ross Brown, Daniela Cascella, Jessica Cawley, Michael Chanan, Rupert Cox, Peter Cusack, John Eacott, Michael Gallagher, David Hendy, Penny McCall Howard, Jérôme Joy, Volkmar Klien, Meri Kytö, Brandon LaBelle, Lisbeth A. Lipari, Francisco López, Sarha Moore, Polly Nash, Gianni Pavan, David Rothenberg, Steve Rowell, Dawn Scarfe, Diana Corley Schnapp, Daniel Smith, Peter Szendy, Jean-Paul Thibaud, Davide Tidoni, David Toop, Nicola Triscott, Ultra-red, Salomé Voegelin, Andrew Whitehouse, Mark Peter Wright.
Contents and Introduction
Landscape & Art Network
ISBN 978 1 910010 01 3
200pp, 234 x 142
sewn paperback with flaps
October 2013, £12.00
Individual books can be ordered direct—with secure payment by PayPal.
For more than one title please email your order and mailing address and we will calculate the postage cost.
ON LISTENING Book launch event
18:15 for 18:30 start - 21:00
Thu 24th October 2013
Podium Lecture Theatre, London College of Communication, London SE1 6SB
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Singer, writer and music researcher Moushumi Bhowmik (India) presenting “The Travelling Archive”, a project which collects and documents the folk music of Bengal and the Bengali diaspora.
Dawn Scarfe (UK) and Jiyeon Kim (Korea) performing live, streaming sounds from the wildernesses of Estonia direct to us at the Elephant and Castle. During their residency at MoKS in rural Estonia, Jiyeon and Dawn have been exploring the autumnal wilderness together, sharing experiences of listening, recording and composing. The purpose of their collaboration is to learn from each other's personal responses to unfamiliar landscapes and atmospheres. Their live set this evening will present some of the sounds they have collected and shaped through this process.
Polly Nash (UK) discussing her experiences of listening to and interviewing Guantánamo detainees for the film “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo” made with journalist Andy Worthington.
Introduced by Angus Carlyle and Cathy Lane
Free drinks and refreshment
On Listening edited by Angus Carlyle and Cathy Lane is a new collection of specially commissioned essays that draw from disciplines such as anthropology, community activism, bioacoustics, conflict mediation and religious studies as well as those disciplines connected with sonic arts including music, ethnomusicology and field recording.
Her Noise and Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Students from Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway are working with CRiSAP (Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice) and MA Sound Arts making work in response to the Her Noise Archive. The project started with a visit to LCC in september and culminates with presentations of work in Oslo in December.
Her Noise Archive is a resource of collected materials investigating music and sound histories in relation to gender bringing together a wide network of women artists who use sound as a medium. It is housed at Universty of the Arts Archives and Special Collections at LCC and online at hernoise.org
CRiSAP members participate in
the BE OPEN Sound Portal houses finely-tuned ambisonic audio-technology to create a unique environment that delivers a pure acoustic experience. This unique structure sets the scene for the Sounding Space Symposium.
The Sound Portal is the result of a collaboration between BE OPEN, a foundation that supports innovation and creativity, and The London Design Festival. Designed by ARUP.
The Sound Portal is an especially designed sound space at the college that has had works prepared for it. As part of the running programme, CRiSAP members Iris Garrelfs, Cathy Lane, Nye Parry, Tansy Spinks and Mark Peter Wright along with LCC Sound Art students, have composed bespoke works for the three tiered surround sound system.
Details and sounds on The CRISAP at Sound Portal website
‘Sound, Place, Memory’, led by CRiSAP developed three artist-led two day workshops that combined theoretical insights and practical inspiration. The workshop themes were chosen to scope the field of potential responses to our heard world and its inhabitants – the vibrations of molecules through materials, water and the air and how we can capture these and record with them; the rendering of acoustic experience and remembered association into words that make sense of the idea of ‘sonic distance’ and meaning; and the sounds of the everyday as narratives that can be negotiated through the human voice.
18–19 April - Jez riley French: A Quiet Position: The Act and Art of Field Recording
25–26 April - Daniela Cascella: Listening, Writing Sound, Thinking Sound
2–3 May - Felicity Ford: Field Recording Stories