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: Star-Shaped Biscuit

Star-shaped Biscuit is an opera (composition and libretto, approx. 90 minutes) by David Toop. The opera is for three singers, five multi-instrumentalists and digital sound composition, developed over four years, initially by a Jerwood Opera Writing Fellowship 2008-09. The opera takes its title from a surrealist object. It emerged from initial research on writer and dandy Raymond Roussel, whose star-shaped box containing a fragment of a biscuit was acquired by Dora Maar, the opera’s protagonist.
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Member Profile: Louise Marshall

Louise Marshall comes to PhD research after a long career as a music and arts critic specialising in contemporary and experimental music and performance. Writing under the name of Louise Gray, she has published extensively in publications that include The Wire, Musicworks, New Internationalist, the Guardian, the Museums Journal and she is a former music correspondent of The Times and the Independent on Sunday. Her book on discourses within world music, The No-Nonsense Guide to World Music, was published in 2009 by New Internationalist. She also contributed a chapter on the use of music in the films of Nina Danino to Visionary Landscapes (Black Dog Publishing, 2004), and a section on Pauline Oliveros to the museum catalogue of the Whitney Biennial 2014.
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Blog: Listening Across Disciplines: Cheryl Tipp - Listening means Discovery

Read research project Listening Across Disciplines’ interview with Cheryl Tipp about how and why she listens in her work: "Listening means Discovery"
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