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: Favourite Sounds

favouritesounds.org by Peter Cusack is a sound-mapping site, based on Google maps, set up to explore the connections between sounds in the environment and their geography. It is a development from the long running favourite sound project that, from 1998, has aimed to discover, and celebrate, what people value about the soundscapes of the cities, towns and neighbourhoods where they live and work. The project asks the seemingly simple question, ‘What is your favourite sound of London, or Beijing, or Prague, or…, and why?’ The replies have been fascinating, revealing both the city of the ear and the significant role that everyday sounds play in our lives.
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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: The Listening Booth presents... Randomly Porous Moments [rpm’s]

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