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 Matters: a creative framework

Sound Matters: a creative framework - A community creating interfaces for the use and re-use of field recordings and speech. A research project undertaken in 2014, led by Ximena Alarcón and Cathy Lane, funded by JISC, that brings together an interdisciplinary community working in the creative use and re-use of sound specifically field recordings and speech. Ximena Alarcón and Cathy Lane worked to create together a framework that facilitates the interrogation and relational playback of sound in its own terms. They envisioned the framework as a ‘Listening-Led Environment’. The research project was undertaken in three stages, Interviews, Online Gathering and a Co-Design workshop.

Member Profile: Irene Revell

Irene Revell, CRiSAP PhD student and curator whose work seeks out new contexts and connections for practices with challenging social and political implications. Much of her work since 2004 has been with the London-based curatorial agency Electra, where she was Artistic Director from 2011-15. She has been a member of the Cinenova Working Group, which oversees the running of the Cinenova feminist film distribution organisation, since 2006. She is the Visiting Curator for the MA Sound Arts, UAL, and previously Visiting Lecturer on the MA Sound and Image at University of Kent.

Blog: Matt Parker nominated for the Phonugri Nova Award 2018