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: Into the Maelstrom: Music, Improvisation and the Dream of Freedom: Before 1970

In this first instalment of acclaimed music writer David Toop's interdisciplinary and sweeping overview of free improvisation, Into the Maelstrom: Music, Improvisation and the Dream of Freedom: Before 1970 introduces the philosophy and practice of improvisation (both musical and otherwise) within the historical context of the post-World War II era.

Member Profile: Maria Papadomanolaki

Maria Papadomanolaki is a Greek artist who works within the fields of sound design for dance and film, networked performances, exploratory workshops, installation and transmission art. She has a background in literary and sound studies. Since 2009, she has been releasing electronic music across a variety of labels and collaborations. In 2007, she received an award by the Nagoya University of the Arts, Japan for her interactive voice composition entitled STOMA.

Blog: Matterlurgy selected for the Creating Earth Futures Commissions

Matterlurgy, Helena Hunter & Mark Peter Wright, have been selected by The Royal Holloway Centre for the GeoHumanities‘ creative commissions to develop a new work Begin with Noticing on the theme of creating earth futures. This project aims for an arts of attunement within the context of global environmental change (GEC) and the comissioning theme of Creating Earth Futures.