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: Sounds From Dangerous Places

Sounds from Dangerous Places by Peter Cusack explores the potential of listening and recording to reveal the effects of major environmental damage. A decade of fieldwork was devoted to the investigation of the Caspian oil fields, Azerbaijan; the Chernobyl exclusion zone; and six UK sites including Sellafield and Snowdonia, where Chernobyl fallout affected sheep farming practice until 2012. This field research involved multiple visits to Azerbaijan (2003/4), Chernobyl (2006/7) and the UK sites (2006/10). On each occasion the primary focus was the recording of extensive audio and photographic material, contextualised through discussion with local inhabitants, officials and academics and through relevant literature.
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Member Profile: Timothy Smith

Timothy Smith is a PhD student researching Haptic Aurality and the Queering of Memory: Subversive Methods in Audio-Visual Practice
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Blog: Call for contributions: SGFA–TOKYO

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