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: Sunil Chandy

Sunil Chandy, CRiSAP PhD student, comes from a background of music and theology - 'The gathering of people and the sounds they make greatly interest me, whether its singing, talking, praying, clapping or laughing.'
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Blog: The Noisy-nonself: Towards A Monstrous Practice Of More-than-human Listening

A new article by Mark Peter Wright 'The Noisy-nonself: Towards A Monstrous Practice of More-than-human Listening', published in the latest volume of Evental Aesthetics Journal, Sound Art And Environment.
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