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 Portal

University of the Arts London (UAL) collaborated with BE OPEN in 2013, hosting the Sound Portal at Chelsea College of Arts and conducting a six month interdisciplinary university wide art-collaboration on the topic of urban soundscapes. Each college explored a specific thematic within the overarching concept of urban soundscapes, by bringing together previously unrelated disciplines in order to explore the sonic terrain of spatial environments. CRiSAP represented London College of Communication (LCC) and explored the topic of ‘Sound, Place, Memory’.
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Member Profile: Hector MacInnes

Hector MacInnes is a sound artist whose practice encompasses installation, interview, song, text and speculative design. His work is focussed on the narratives and fictions that shape our sense of place, and on storytelling and the imagination as shared tools for resilience.
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News: Timothy Smith, new Post Doctoral researcher on Listening Across Disciplines II

CRiSAP's PhD Doctor Timothy Smith will be joining the Listening Across Disciplines II (LxDII) research project for a three month Post Doc on the final phase of the project. LxDII systematically investigates the potential of listening as a legitimate and reliable methodology for research across the arts and humanities, science, social science and technology.
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