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: Star-Shaped Biscuit

Star-shaped Biscuit is an opera (composition and libretto, approx. 90 minutes) by David Toop. The opera is for three singers, five multi-instrumentalists and digital sound composition, developed over four years, initially by a Jerwood Opera Writing Fellowship 2008-09. The opera takes its title from a surrealist object. It emerged from initial research on writer and dandy Raymond Roussel, whose star-shaped box containing a fragment of a biscuit was acquired by Dora Maar, the opera’s protagonist.
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Member Profile: John Kannenberg

John Kannenberg creates quietly reflective work in image, sound, words, and performance that investigates the psychogeography of museums and archives, the psychology of collection, the processes of making and observing art, and the human experience of time. John's work has been presented worldwide, including appearances at the "Sound Art: Sound As A Medium Of Art" exhibition at the ZKM Medienmuseum, Karlsruhe; the Notations.NL festival in Amsterdam; the 100 LIVE festival in Cairo; and the Switch ON Festival in Kuala Lumpur. As a composer, John's graphic notation work has been published in Theresa Sauer's comprehensive survey of post-Cageian graphic scores Notations 21 and performed by Manchester's Chiasmus Ensemble, while his site-specific video score Collections: UMMA has been performed at the University of Michigan Museum of Art.
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Blog: New Album by Angus Carlyle

In The Shadow of the Silent Mountain, a new album with two accompanying booklets, emerged from an intermittent three year project exploring Spring in the range of Southern Italian mountains located in the Picentini national park.
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