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: Sound Traces

An online exhibition curated by David Toop for CRiSAP in 2009 exploring the legacy of London Musicians Collective Archive (LMC). Sound Traces is still available online to visit. The LMC was founded in the mid-1970s by a small group of experimental and improvising musicians who wanted to create improved working conditions for themselves. As the LMC established itself it attracted a broad cross-section of musicians, live arts practitioners, instrument inventors, sound poets and sonic artists, many of them searching for radical new directions in performance practice and a means of bypassing the commercial criteria.
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Member Profile: Magz Hall

Sound and radio artist and senior lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University. Magz heads artist led group Radio Arts. Her work often considers the artistic potential of radio. Her audio work has been exhibited in the British Museum, Tate Britain, the Sainsbury Centre, Whitechapel Gallery, MACBA Barcelona, Denmark, Italy, Germany, Norway, Morocco, Canada and the USA and broadcast internationally. Her ambisonic soundtrack of Hong Kong Airport at the British Museum was described as "extraordinary and rich" by Richard J. Williams in The Anxious City (2004), her "intriguing and beautiful work" Radio Mind (2012) was commissioned for Lightworks Festival. Spiritual Radio (2014) was commissioned for Unbinding the Book exhibition in Whitechapel London “pages of the book are held shut by copper nails, connected to form a transmitter circuit through which words flow “in an eternal loop….the text awaits the listener who is tuned to the right frequency” (The Guardian) also part of The Engine Room International Sound Art Exhibition (2015).
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Blog: Ràdio Web Macba Podcast #261 Jennifer Lucy Allan

Online radio station Ràdio Web Macba RWM interview Jennifer Lucy Allan about her research into foghorns.
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