Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (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: Andromache

This research investigates using very high and very low frequency sound, standing waves and ‘beat frequencies’ (resulting from the opposition of tones with slightly different frequencies) to explore site-and situation-specific sound practice. It began with a commission to collaborate with Graham McLaren on a contemporary adaptation of Racine’s ‘Andromache’, Toronto (2011).

Member Profile: Jono Gilmurray

Jono Gilmurray is a writer, researcher and electroacoustic composer, currently conducting AHRC-funded PhD research into ecology and environmentalism in contemporary music and sound art, based at CRiSAP (Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice) at the University of the Arts London. Both his academic research and his compositional work stem from a strong belief in the potential of the sonic arts to facilitate a vital and fundamental reconnection between human beings and the natural ecosystems, of which we are all an integral part, and upon which we all depend – something which is of crucial importance in this era of global climate change.

Blog: Listening Across Disciplines: Perspectives on listening with sound artist Jordan Lacey

Read research project Listening Across Disciplines’ interview with Jordan Lacey about how and why he listens in his work.