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: Sinister Resonance: The Mediumship of the Listener

‘Sinister Resonance’ is the published outcome of four years of inter-related music practice, conference presentations, peer-reviewed academic articles and book chapters, and scholarly research related to the act of listening by David Toop. Toop examines the possibility of ‘hearing’ otherwise silent media such as paintings and literary texts as if they are audio recordings. As a discursive text moving between scholarly analysis and listening journal, the book proposes a form of critical writing located between the act of making sound and the developing academic discourse of sound art.
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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: 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.
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