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: Installation for 300 speakers, Pianola and vacuum cleaner

John Wynne’s Installation for 300 speakers, player piano and vacuum cleaner is at once monumental, minimal and immersive. It uses sound and sculptural assemblage to explore and define architectural space and to investigate the borders between sound and music. The piece has three interwoven sonic elements: the ambient sound of the space in which it is installed, the notes played by the piano, and a computer-controlled soundtrack consisting of synthetic sounds and gently manipulated notes from the piano itself. Because none of these elements are synchronised with each other, the composition will never repeat.
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Member Profile: Milo Taylor

Milo Taylor, completed CRiSAP PhD student, Course Leader BA Sound Arts & Design, London College of Communication previously Senior Lecturer: Digital Music and Sound Art, University of Brighton and Research fellow at Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln.
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Blog: Matt Parker's Residency at the British School at Rome

"I embarked producing a series of sound based video works that explored the compromises, conflicts, hypocrisy and banal everydayness of ancient Rome ..."
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