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: Haunted Weather

From 2001 research was carried out into the impact of digital tools such as the laptop computer on various forms of music and sound art, questioning whether a computer could replace conventional instruments, and how effective it could be as an improvising device. The book Haunted Weather by David Toop (with accompanying 2-CD compilation released by Staubgold 52, 2004) is an outcome of these investigations, but it also has become a survey of experimental music and contemporary sonic art practice. Wider questions concerning the significance of sound, noise and silence in space, perception and memory are also considered, as a continual yet often ignored presence in human society.
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Member Profile: Artur Vidal

Artur M Vidal is a Spanish-born saxophone player and sound artist who grew up in Paris and currently resides in London. As such, he has performed and recorded extensively in the UK, France and Spain, as well as also being active in Turkey, Mexico and the Czech Republic. His work involves field recordings, sound walks, dance and improvisation, and he is an active member of the improvised music scene, playing and recording with artists and musicians who include Grundik Kasyansky, Jennifer Allum, Ruth Barberan, and Sébastien Branche, with whom he makes up the improvising saxophone duo ‘Relentless’.
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Blog: Listening Across Disciplines: Perspectives on listening with sound artist Jordan Lacey

Read research project Listening Across Disciplines’ interview with Jordan Lacey about how and why he listens in his work.
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