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: Sound Portal

University of the Arts London (UAL) collaborated with BE OPEN in 2013, hosting the Sound Portal at Chelsea College of Arts and conducting a six month interdisciplinary university wide art-collaboration on the topic of urban soundscapes. Each college explored a specific thematic within the overarching concept of urban soundscapes, by bringing together previously unrelated disciplines in order to explore the sonic terrain of spatial environments. CRiSAP represented London College of Communication (LCC) and explored the topic of ‘Sound, Place, Memory’.

Member Profile: Tansy Spinks

Tansy Spinks has a PhD from UAL, a BA in Fine Art from Leeds Polytechnic, an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art and is a Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music (violin). Her sound performances have taken place in many venues and sites including the V&A, Camden Arts Centre, the Horse Hospital, Beaconsfield, Parasol Unit, Pitzhanger Manor, a seafort off the North Kent coast, Wimbledon Space, Brixton Market, a lift, Chelsea College of Arts, staircases in Edinburgh and Wolverhampton Universities, White Cube, Bermondsey and on top of a windmill. Her practice-based PhD research involving live, site specific, associative sound performance, was based in the department of Creative Research into Sound Art Practice (CRiSAP) at London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London with Angus Carlyle, David Toop and Cathy Lane.

Blog: Milo Taylor - New BA Sound Arts & Design Course Director

Congratulations to Dr Milo Taylor who is joining London College of Communication as the new BA Sound Arts & Design Course Director and a CRiSAP Researcher.