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: Favourite Sounds

favouritesounds.org by Peter Cusack is a sound-mapping site, based on Google maps, set up to explore the connections between sounds in the environment and their geography. It is a development from the long running favourite sound project that, from 1998, has aimed to discover, and celebrate, what people value about the soundscapes of the cities, towns and neighbourhoods where they live and work. The project asks the seemingly simple question, ‘What is your favourite sound of London, or Beijing, or Prague, or…, and why?’ The replies have been fascinating, revealing both the city of the ear and the significant role that everyday sounds play in our lives.
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Member Profile: Tansy Spinks

Tansy Spinks has a PhD from UAL, a BA in Fine Art from Leeds Polytechnic, an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art and is a Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music (violin). Her sound performances have taken place in many venues and sites including the V&A, Camden Arts Centre, the Horse Hospital, Beaconsfield, Parasol Unit, Pitzhanger Manor, a seafort off the North Kent coast, Wimbledon Space, Brixton Market, a lift, Chelsea College of Arts, staircases in Edinburgh and Wolverhampton Universities, White Cube, Bermondsey and on top of a windmill. Her practice-based PhD research involving live, site specific, associative sound performance, was based in the department of Creative Research into Sound Art Practice (CRiSAP) at London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London with Angus Carlyle, David Toop and Cathy Lane.
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Blog: Interview with Salomé Voegelin on "Hearing the Fake" presentation at the Council of Europe Conference

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