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: Sounding Underground

Sounding Underground, funded by a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship 2007-2009, and supported by the Institute of Creative Technologies at De Montfort University, is an internet-based sonic environment that links passengers’ listening experiences of commuting through the metros of London, Mexico and Paris. Its graphic interface and sonic navigational structure were derived from the exploration of both the commonalities and the uniqueness of soundscapes in Mexico and Paris, as counterparts of London Underground. The work was developed using an iterative method with 16 passengers in each city: remembering sounds, recording journeys, and selecting meaningful sounds from these recordings.
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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: Into the Maelstrom shortlisted for the Penderyn Music Book Prize

David Toop's publication Into the Maelstrom has been shortlisted for the Penderyn Music Book Prize. The Penderyn Music Book Prize is the only UK-based book prize specifically for music titles including history, theory, biography, autobiography. Into the Maelstrom is one of eight shortlisted titles which include The Rise, the Fall and the Rise by Brix Smith Start and Testimony by Robbie Robertson.
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