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.

Research Feature: Transplant

Transplant was a three-year collaborative research project between John Wynne and photographer Tim Wainwright, funded by Arts Council England and other sources. It explores territory on the borders of art and anthropology, extending the sensory turn in ethnography to investigate relationships between sound and still image.
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Member Profile: Salomé Voegelin

Salomé Voegelin is an artist and writer engaged in listening and hearing as a socio-political practice of sound. She is the author of Listening to Noise and Silence: Towards a Philosophy of Sound Art, Continuum, NY, 2010, and Sonic Possible Worlds: Hearing the Continuum of Sound, Bloomsbury, 2014. Other recent writings include ‘Sound Words and Sonic Fictions: Writing the Ephemeral’ for the forthcoming Routledge Companion to Sounding Art, Klangkunst als öffentliche Kunst’, in Labor Mühlheim Künstlerisches Forschen in Feldern zwischen Prekarität und Kreativität, Jovis Verlag: Berlin, 2015, and Sound Walking the Museum: A Sonic Journey through the Visual Display’, in the The Multisensory Museum, Alta Mira Press, 2014.
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Blog: Writing Into the Maelstrom

Blog post by David Toop, 'Writing Into the Maelstrom': The thought of writing a book on free improvisation had been on my mind for many years. At some point in the late 1990s I discussed it with guitarist Derek Bailey. His response, sent via letter, was hardly encouraging: “A book about the British imp. music scene would be a brave venture. Do you know any two people who agree about anything?”
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