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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Research Feature: Star-Shaped Biscuit
Star-shaped Biscuit is an opera (composition and libretto, approx. 90 minutes) by David Toop. The opera is for three singers, five multi-instrumentalists and digital sound composition, developed over four years, initially by a Jerwood Opera Writing Fellowship 2008-09. The opera takes its title from a surrealist object. It emerged from initial research on writer and dandy Raymond Roussel, whose star-shaped box containing a fragment of a biscuit was acquired by Dora Maar, the opera’s protagonist.More...
Member Profile: Mark Peter Wright
Mark Peter Wright is an artist, lecturer and researcher working across sound, video, assemblage and performance. His practice critically explores the relationship between humans, animals, environments and their associated technologies of capture: playfully and poignantly animating the rituals and constructs behind what he calls these "humanimentical" relations. He has exhibited and published over various international sites, galleries and platforms including: Art Licks, Centre for Creative Collaboration, Corbel Stone Press, Flat-Time House, GV Art, Interference Journal, IMT Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art Rome, Musicworks, New York Public Library, Paccar Gallery, Platform A, Sensate Journal and TATE.More...