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 Matters: a creative framework

Sound Matters: a creative framework - A community creating interfaces for the use and re-use of field recordings and speech. A research project undertaken in 2014, led by Ximena Alarcón and Cathy Lane, funded by JISC, that brings together an interdisciplinary community working in the creative use and re-use of sound specifically field recordings and speech. Ximena Alarcón and Cathy Lane worked to create together a framework that facilitates the interrogation and relational playback of sound in its own terms. They envisioned the framework as a ‘Listening-Led Environment’. The research project was undertaken in three stages, Interviews, Online Gathering and a Co-Design workshop.

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: Post-Natural Sound Arts

Post-Natural Sound Arts by Mark Peter Wright - a new article in the Journal of Sonic Studies on the application of an eco-political ear, one that is not without its uncertainties and limits, but nonetheless endeavors to listen in, and out, of intersectional power.