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 - Revised Edition

This revised edition continues Voegelin’s exploration of the sonic possibility of the world into the sonic possibility and impossibility of the body. Listening to works by Áine O’Dwyer, Hannah Silva and Jocy de Oliveira, it considers sonic possible worlds’ radical power to rethink normative constructions and to fabulate a different body from its sound. Thus, the word continuum in the subtitle of this book, Hearing the Continuum of Sound, which in the first edition stood principally for the continuum between music and sound art, is opened up to denote also another continuum that stands as principle for the body, while including that of sound: Hearing the Continuum Between Plural Bodies Breathing, between humans, humanoid aliens, monsters, vampires, animals, plants, things and anything we have no name for yet but which a sonic philosophy might start to hear and call.
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Member Profile: Iris Garrelfs

Iris Garrelfs is a site-responsive sound artist active across improvised performance, installation and fixed media. Her understanding of place includes people who, through their ideas or presence, participate in creating it. Work establishes experiences, environments for listening and has been compared to artists such as Yoko Ono, Henri Chopin, Joan La Barbara, Meredith Monk and Arvo Part. Pieces and performances have featured internationally, including the Tate Britain, Barbican Centre, Liverpool Biennial, International Computer Music Conference, GSK Contemporary at the Royal Academy Of Arts (with Urbania). Several of her works have just been nominated for the British Composer of the Year Award (Sonic Arts category).

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News: Call for contributions to Wild Energies: Live Materials

A CRiSAP event focusing on and around the work of artist and composer Annea Lockwood. Taking place online on: April 28th and 29th, 2022. Deadline for proposals: midnight (GMT) January 3rd, 2022
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