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: Silent Light, Luminous Noise: Photophonics, Machines and the Senses

This research takes the basic physical premise that sound can be synthesized using light, explores how this has historically been, and still is achieved, and how it can still be a fertile area for creative, theoretical and critical exploration in sound and the arts. Through the author’s own artistic practice, different techniques of generating sound using the sonification of light are explored, and these techniques are then contextualised by their historical and theoretical setting in the time­-based arts.
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Member Profile: David Toop

Professor David Toop is a composer/musician, author and curator active in many fields of music, writing and listening practice, particularly improvisation. Currently co-curator of Sculpture events with artist Rie Nakajima, he has appeared on Top of the Pops, exhibited sound installations internationally, and worked with artists including John Latham, John Zorn, Evan Parker, Bob Cobbing, Derek Bailey, Ivor Cutler, Akio Suzuki, Elaine Mitchener, Lore Lixenberg, Alasdair Roberts, Luke Fowler, Henry Grimes, Max Eastley and Camille Norment.
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Blog: Professor Angus Carlyle’s Professorial Platform Lecture ‘Rough Notes’

You are warmly invited to Professor Angus Carlyle’s Professorial Platform Lecture ‘Rough Notes’. The event is at London College of Communication on Feb 8th, at 6.30pm. Angus Carlyle is Professor of Sound and Landscape at UAL.
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