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: Sounds From Dangerous Places

Sounds from Dangerous Places by Peter Cusack explores the potential of listening and recording to reveal the effects of major environmental damage. A decade of fieldwork was devoted to the investigation of the Caspian oil fields, Azerbaijan; the Chernobyl exclusion zone; and six UK sites including Sellafield and Snowdonia, where Chernobyl fallout affected sheep farming practice until 2012. This field research involved multiple visits to Azerbaijan (2003/4), Chernobyl (2006/7) and the UK sites (2006/10). On each occasion the primary focus was the recording of extensive audio and photographic material, contextualised through discussion with local inhabitants, officials and academics and through relevant literature.
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Member Profile: Iris Garrelfs

Iris Garrelfs is a site-responsive sound artist active across improvised performance, installation and fixed media. Her understanding of place includes people who, through their ideas or presence, participate in creating it. Work establishes experiences, environments for listening and has been compared to artists such as Yoko Ono, Henri Chopin, Joan La Barbara, Meredith Monk and Arvo Part. Pieces and performances have featured internationally, including the Tate Britain, Barbican Centre, Liverpool Biennial, International Computer Music Conference, GSK Contemporary at the Royal Academy Of Arts (with Urbania). Several of her works have just been nominated for the British Composer of the Year Award (Sonic Arts category).


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Blog: Interview with Salomé Voegelin on "Hearing the Fake" presentation at the Council of Europe Conference

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