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: Ethics of Listening

This 2500-word peer-reviewed essay by Salomé Voegelin explores the idea of listening to possible worlds. It is a further development of a keynote paper given at the ‘Sound Art Theories’ conference at the Arts Institute of Chicago (November 2011) and from a presentation given at Milton Keynes Gallery about the construction of possible worlds in Clare Gasson’s sound work (February 2012).
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Member Profile: Peter Cusack

Peter Cusack is a field recordist, musician and researcher with a long interest in the sound environment. Projects include community arts, researches into sound and our sense of place and documentary recordings in areas of special sonic interest (Lake Baikal, Siberia). His project Sounds From Dangerous Places explores soundscapes at sites of major environmental damage - Chernobyl exclusion zone; Caspian oil fields; UK nuclear sites. This project continues and is currently researching the regeneration of the North Aral Sea, Kazakhstan. He describes the use of sound to investigate documentary issues as sonic journalism.
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Blog: Into the Maelstrom shortlisted for the Penderyn Music Book Prize

David Toop's publication Into the Maelstrom has been shortlisted for the Penderyn Music Book Prize. The Penderyn Music Book Prize is the only UK-based book prize specifically for music titles including history, theory, biography, autobiography. Into the Maelstrom is one of eight shortlisted titles which include The Rise, the Fall and the Rise by Brix Smith Start and Testimony by Robbie Robertson.
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