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: Decoys

Decoys is an ongoing collaboration between Wright and Prof. Angus Carlyle. Their work operates at the intersections of studio and field, natural and artificial, real and imagined.

Member Profile: Syma Tariq

Syma's PhD is titled 'Listening across history: Partition, coloniality and the oral archive'. Her research is exploring the historical narratives of the 1947 Partition – the cataclysmic division of British India into independent India and Pakistan – are complex and contentious. In the last decade or so, there has been a growth in oral history work and the gathering of testimony related to Partition. Given the ongoing manipulation, fragmentation and abuse of historical narrative in India, Pakistan and the UK, however, Partition as a category – rather than mere event – is deeply unstable. My research refocuses on Partition through the unstable practice of listening, not just to testimony gathered, but also to the postcolonial contexts in which the “artefactualisation” of voices occurs.

Blog: Review - The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art

"It deserves a wide and engaged readership, for this is an important collection of curated essays that drives the debates around sound art into new territories. Its focus on sound as an operative force that might hold power to account makes it that rare thing, a most timely textbook."