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: Haunted Weather

From 2001 research was carried out into the impact of digital tools such as the laptop computer on various forms of music and sound art, questioning whether a computer could replace conventional instruments, and how effective it could be as an improvising device. The book Haunted Weather by David Toop (with accompanying 2-CD compilation released by Staubgold 52, 2004) is an outcome of these investigations, but it also has become a survey of experimental music and contemporary sonic art practice. Wider questions concerning the significance of sound, noise and silence in space, perception and memory are also considered, as a continual yet often ignored presence in human society.
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Member Profile: John Kannenberg

John Kannenberg creates quietly reflective work in image, sound, words, and performance that investigates the psychogeography of museums and archives, the psychology of collection, the processes of making and observing art, and the human experience of time. John's work has been presented worldwide, including appearances at the "Sound Art: Sound As A Medium Of Art" exhibition at the ZKM Medienmuseum, Karlsruhe; the Notations.NL festival in Amsterdam; the 100 LIVE festival in Cairo; and the Switch ON Festival in Kuala Lumpur. As a composer, John's graphic notation work has been published in Theresa Sauer's comprehensive survey of post-Cageian graphic scores Notations 21 and performed by Manchester's Chiasmus Ensemble, while his site-specific video score Collections: UMMA has been performed at the University of Michigan Museum of Art.
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Blog: Art within hearing

Article on Cathy Lane and Viv Corringham: "I hear footsteps, maybe sandals dragging on the smooth concrete floor, and the chatter from multiple conversations around me. In the inky red blackness behind my closed eyelids I hear the distant drone and myriad horn pitches of traffic, my memory discerning autorickshaw from bus from motorbike."
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