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 Matters: a creative framework

Sound Matters: a creative framework - A community creating interfaces for the use and re-use of field recordings and speech. A research project undertaken in 2014, led by Ximena Alarcón and Cathy Lane, funded by JISC, that brings together an interdisciplinary community working in the creative use and re-use of sound specifically field recordings and speech. Ximena Alarcón and Cathy Lane worked to create together a framework that facilitates the interrogation and relational playback of sound in its own terms. They envisioned the framework as a ‘Listening-Led Environment’. The research project was undertaken in three stages, Interviews, Online Gathering and a Co-Design workshop.

Member Profile: Victoria Karlsson

Victoria Karlsson is a sound artist interested in the emotional and subjective aspects of sound and art. Investigating sound as both an inner and outer experience, she explores how we think about, remember, dream about sounds, and how this influences our experiences of sounds in our everyday. As a sound designer on several live art events, she creates sound environments that evoke alternative words and explore our experience of different spaces. Working closely with the director, performers and set designers to ensure sound becomes an integral part of the performance environment.

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