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: Louise Marshall

Louise Marshall comes to PhD research after a long career as a music and arts critic specialising in contemporary and experimental music and performance. Writing under the name of Louise Gray, she has published extensively in publications that include The Wire, Musicworks, New Internationalist, the Guardian, the Museums Journal and she is a former music correspondent of The Times and the Independent on Sunday. Her book on discourses within world music, The No-Nonsense Guide to World Music, was published in 2009 by New Internationalist. She also contributed a chapter on the use of music in the films of Nina Danino to Visionary Landscapes (Black Dog Publishing, 2004), and a section on Pauline Oliveros to the museum catalogue of the Whitney Biennial 2014.
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Blog: Call for Contributions

We're delighted to announce a call for contributions for our forthcoming conference Large Objects Moving Air 2018 (LOMA 18).
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