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: The Voice Figures of Margaret Watts-Hughes

This research project brings to light and examines the recently discovered archive of audio-visual works, created in the late 19th Century by the Welsh Opera singer and Philanthropist Margaret (Megan) Watts-Hughes, in a publication and exhibition in 2017 - 2018. In attempting to measure the power of her voice, Watts-Hughes discovered that materials and sound can interact to form patterns – effects most commonly known through the work of Ernst Chladni in the late 18th Century, and Hans Jenny’s ‘Cymatics’ of the early 20th.

Member Profile: Jono Gilmurray

Jono Gilmurray is a writer, researcher and electroacoustic composer, currently conducting AHRC-funded PhD research into ecology and environmentalism in contemporary music and sound art, based at CRiSAP (Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice) at the University of the Arts London. Both his academic research and his compositional work stem from a strong belief in the potential of the sonic arts to facilitate a vital and fundamental reconnection between human beings and the natural ecosystems, of which we are all an integral part, and upon which we all depend – something which is of crucial importance in this era of global climate change.

Blog: Open Call: Urban Sonic Places Commission

This open call invites submissions of performative, mobile, workshop or intervention based sound art works to take place in the immediate environs of Elephant and Castle, London. Selected artists will be commissioned a fee of £150. Deadline: 20 December 2017.