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 Escapes

Sound Escapes was an exhibition to mark the culmination of one dimension of a radical interdisciplinary research project Positive Soundscapes which sought to explore how the conventional emphasis on noise as negative environmental sound could be shifted towards an approach to identifying positive aspects of our 'soundscape'. Alongside graphic interpretations of the central research strands of the project, the exhibition includes artists who work with soundscapes across a wide range of practices and whose work is in conversation with the scientific and sociological questions posed in the research
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Member Profile: Ximena Alarcón

Ximena Alarcón is an artist who engages in listening to migratory spaces, connecting this to individual and collective memories. Her practice involves deep listening, sonic improvisation, and the creation of online environments to expand our sense of belonging and place. She is interested in creating telematic performances, derived from listening in interstitial spaces, such as dreams, underground transportation, and the ‘in-between’ space in the context of migration. She completed a PhD in Music, Technology and Innovation, from De Montfort University, and received a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship 2007-2009, which led to the creation of the online environment ‘Sounding Underground’. She was awarded with a Deep Listening Certificate in 2012, and is currently a mentor for the Deep Listening Training Program, led by the Center for Deep Listening, at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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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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