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: Sonic Possible Worlds

Inspired by its use in literary theory, film criticism and the discourse of game design, Salomé Voegelin adapts and develops “possible world theory” in relation to sound in this publication. David K Lewis' Possible World is juxtaposed with Maurice Merleau-Ponty's life-world, to produce a meeting of the semantic and the phenomenological at the place of listening. The central tenet of Sonic Possible Worlds is that at present traditional musical compositions and contemporary sonic outputs are approached and investigated through separate and distinct critical languages and histories. As a consequence, no continuous and comparative study of the field is possible.
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Member Profile: John Kannenberg

John Kannenberg creates quietly reflective work in image, sound, words, and performance that investigates the psychogeography of museums and archives, the psychology of collection, the processes of making and observing art, and the human experience of time. John's work has been presented worldwide, including appearances at the "Sound Art: Sound As A Medium Of Art" exhibition at the ZKM Medienmuseum, Karlsruhe; the Notations.NL festival in Amsterdam; the 100 LIVE festival in Cairo; and the Switch ON Festival in Kuala Lumpur. As a composer, John's graphic notation work has been published in Theresa Sauer's comprehensive survey of post-Cageian graphic scores Notations 21 and performed by Manchester's Chiasmus Ensemble, while his site-specific video score Collections: UMMA has been performed at the University of Michigan Museum of Art.
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Blog: Un-Earthed: A festival of listening and environment

We're pleased to announce, 'Un-Earthed: A festival of listening and environment' - A critical celebration of our relationships with the environments that we share with other people and other species. Directed by Prof. Cathy Lane. Ongoing from Summer 2020.
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