CRiSAP is a research centre of the University of the Arts London
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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We're pleased to announce that Playing With Words by Cathy Lane, which had sold out of its first edition, has now been made available again from Uniformbooks: http://www.colinsackett.co.uk/playingwithwords.php
Playing with words: the spoken word in artistic practice is a collection of responses from over 40 leading contemporary composers and artists who were invited to represent aspects of their creative practice with words, and in particular, the spoken word, for the printed page.
Professor David Toop - UAL Chair of Audio Culture and Improvisation presents three extraordinary singers - Sofia Jernberg, Shelley Hirsch and Elaine Mitchener - who will be the foundation of an event that blurs the line between performance and conversation, asking questions about vocal performance in all forms of the voice as instrument and narrator, where the voice comes from within body, thought, language and ancestry and where it fits within an ecology of cultural and biological communications. As well as provoking the conversation, David Toop will be playing extracts from Lost Shadows, his acclaimed recordings of Yanomami vocal shamanism and ceremonies, released by Sub Rosa earlier this year.
CRiSAP member Ximena Alarcón has been awarded a place on the Sristhi Interim artistic residency at the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, India, from Nov 23rd to Dec 19th.
Ximena will work with students from Sristhi inviting them to listen to dislocation in Bangalore as a creative force to stimulate new narratives and statements of being and place. By using Deep Listening practice and through a creative collaborative process students will be invited to reflect on connections to the self, to others and to the environment, and to engage in the creation of improvisatory telematic sonic performances, derived from the experience of listening and sounding within Bangalore. Through slowing down, students will question how the sounds of the city respond to their listening experience, how their voice and words resonate within the urban space, how dislocation sounds in Bangalore and how creatively, using telematic technologies, they could invite audiences to slow down, dislocate, listen and connect.
Srishti-Interim is built into the curriculum to encourage talent through an open-ended framework for learning by engaging with contemporary artistic practices. Contemporary artists are invited from all over the world to lead this.
More information about Srishti: http://srishti.ac.in/school-of-media-arts-and-sciences
John Wynne on Resonance 104.40FM, Tuesday 27 October at 4-5pm GMT - A show called 'Making Conversations', a discussion between John Wynne, Andrew Prescott (Professor of Digital Humanities at University of Glasgow and AHRC Theme Leader Fellow for Digital Transformations) and Mandana Seyfeddinipur (Director of the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme at SOAS), including clips of endangered languages from around the world by John and Mandana.
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.
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CRiSAP PhD student Jono Gilmurray has been awarded a place on the inaugural Biosphere Soundscapes artistic residency and interdisciplinary laboratory, taking place in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve in Quintana Roo, Mexico, from Oct 26th to Nov 4th.
The residency will focus on the creative and scientific possibilities of listening, and will involve participants exploring the environment through sound, learning about the Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve, and collaborating with a dynamic team at the intersection of art, science, and technology. Jono is one of only three international participants to have been selected for the residency.
Founded by Dr Leah Barclay in 2012, Biosphere Soundscapes is a large-scale interdisciplinary project underpinned by the creative possibilities of acoustic ecology, bioacoustics and rapidly evolving fields of biology used to record environmental patterns and changes. The project is designed to inspire communities across the world to listen to the environment and explore the value of sound as a measure for environmental health and ecological engagement in UNESCO Biosphere Reserves.
More information can be found on the project’s website: http://www.biospheresoundscapes.org
John Wynne in group exhibition at Gazelli Art House. A Gazelli Art House 5th Anniversary exhibition, presenting an array of artists Gazelli Art House showcased over the years. Read more.
"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.
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 ...
With Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver. Wednesday October 14th, 2015. Karachi is Pakistan’s largest city, the second most populous in the world and the capital of Sindh Province. A port on the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman, it is a megacity of 20 million inhabitants (more than double of London). In the 1940s, American servicemen dubbed it ’The Paris of the East’ … read more.
With Rebecca Louise Collins & Johanna Linsley on Wednesday September 9th, 2015. Stolen Voices is an ongoing collaboration inspired by eavesdropping. It is about listening-in, or the way listening is always positioned in space and in time. It is aboutb overhearing, or the stuff we add to everything we hear – the histories and associations that condition how we perceive that which surrounds us. Read more.
At The National Gallery - 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 presenting ... Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.