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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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Soundscapes Late

Friday 4 September, from 6pm
Sainsbury Wing
Free admission
CRiSAP are pleased to be involved with the National Gallery's first Late Event this September, themed on the exhibition Soundscapes.
Iris Garrelfs and John Kannenberg will be performing on the evening, extending the themes of the exhibition though live performance and playback. More information coming soon.
"Start your weekend with an evening of special events inspired by Soundscapes 
Enjoy a pop-up bar with live music from DJ Kit Grill in partnership with NTS Radio; improve you drawing skills at one of our Talk and Draw sessions; and immerse yourself in a sensory experience with Gastrophonic and AVM Curiosities."
Soundscapes Late | Facebook Event | National Gallery



An exhibition by John Wynne
Apr 11, 2015 - Aug 22, 2015
Surrey Art Gallery, Canada
Listen to the endangered language of Gitxsanimax near Hazelton, BC in this Open Sound installation. 
At the core of this technically innovative installation are six audiovisual portraits of members of the Gitxsan community speaking one of the numerous endangered aboriginal languages in British Columbia. Anspayaxw is an immersive installation for voice, image, and sound created by London-based artist John Wynne in collaboration with artist Denise Hawrysio and linguist Tyler Peterson. It powerfully conveys the importance of oral history and language diversity, but it also critically addresses issues of translation and the mediated relationships involved in fieldwork and research. 
Read more about the exhibition on the City of Surrey website.
Review in Canadian Newspaper The Globe and Mail.
Read more on John's website



The Hebrides Suite

Mapping the islands in sound

An Exhibition by Cathy Lane.

Jul 31 - November 1 2015



What is landscape but a map of human activity past and present? 


Cathy Lane's exhibition ' The Hebrides Suite mapping the islands in sound' opens July 31, 2015 at Museum nan Eilean, Sgiol Lionacleit, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, Scotland and runs until the end of October.


The exhibition includes a new work, 'Sandy Jaffas' made in collaboration with Comann Eachdraidh Ubhist a Deas (South Uist Historical Society) at Kildonan Museum; Comann Eachdraidh Ubhist a Tuath (North Uist Historical Society) at Taigh Chearsabagh and pupils and staff from Sgiol Lionacleit.



Supported by Museum nan Eilean and London College of Communication.






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...



The Travelling Archive in East London exhibition

CRiSAP were pleased to support this exhibition by Moushumi Bhowmik & Sukanta Majumdar of Field recordings and field notes from Bengal at Rich Mix in East London. The exhibition is a shared listening to field recordings of songs and stories about songs, from Bengal. These recordings come out of a continuing journey across Bangladesh, eastern India, and in and around London too, where Moushumi and Sukanta have been on since 2003 … Read more. 

Sound Matters Online Gathering

Sound Matters: a creative framework 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. The Online Gathering is the second stage of the research project that calls for open participation ... Read more.


PoL #17 Occupational sounds

Points of Listening #17 with Ernst Karel: Occupational sounds: Michael Rockefeller’s tapes from Netherlands New Guinea, 1961. Presentations and discussion on selections from a remarkable body of sound recordings, made in 1961 in what was then Netherlands New Guinea as part of the Harvard Peabody Expedition … Read more. 

PoL #16 Footsteps of Sound

In June 2015 Moushumi Bhowmik & Sukanta Majumdar lead a Points of Listening session titled 'Footsteps of Sound working in and out of archives': "The Travelling Archive is two of us: Moushumi Bhowmik, singer and writer, and Sukanta Majumdar, sound recordist and sound artist. We live in Calcutta (Kolkata) and have been travelling across eastern India and Bangladesh ..." Read more.


Visiting Researcher

During May 2015, Felipe Cussen was welcomed to CRiSAP as a Visiting Researcher. Felipe Cussen  (1974) is a writer and musician from Santiago, Chile... Read more.

PoL # 15 Sound Walk

Points of Listening with John Wynne. Known primarily for his installation practice and works for radio, John Wynne has been using sound walks as a method of encouraging students to become more sensitive to their sonic environment for many years … read 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...