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: On Listening

On Listening is a publication edited by Cathy Lane and Angus Carlyle in 2013. It is a unique collection of forty multi-disciplinary perspectives drawn from anthropology, bioacoustics, geography, literature, community activism, sociology, religion, philosophy, art history, conflict mediation and the sonic arts including music, ethnomusicology and field recording. These specially commissioned contributions explore the many ways in which skilled listening can mediate new relationships with our physical environment and the people and other species that we share it with.
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Member Profile: Iris Garrelfs

Iris Garrelfs is a site-responsive sound artist active across improvised performance, installation and fixed media. Her understanding of place includes people who, through their ideas or presence, participate in creating it. Work establishes experiences, environments for listening and has been compared to artists such as Yoko Ono, Henri Chopin, Joan La Barbara, Meredith Monk and Arvo Part. Pieces and performances have featured internationally, including the Tate Britain, Barbican Centre, Liverpool Biennial, International Computer Music Conference, GSK Contemporary at the Royal Academy Of Arts (with Urbania). Several of her works have just been nominated for the British Composer of the Year Award (Sonic Arts category).


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Blog: Environmental Sound Artists: In Their Own Words

Environmental Sound Artists: In Their Own Words, a new publication exploring the international environmental sound art movement features the essay Sonic Migrations: listening in-between, sensing place by Ximena Alarcón and an introduction by Jono Gillmurray.
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