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: Networked Migrations

Networked Migrations explores the ‘in-between’ sonic space that exists within the context of migration, through Deep Listening and improvisatory performances on the Internet, in order to expand the perceived spaces that inform the migratory experience. Participants in distant locations followed a process of listening meditations, Chi Kung, dreamwork, voice improvisation, field-recording and collaborative work, concluding in real-time telematic performances using high quality audio streaming.
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Member Profile: Thomas Gardner

Thomas Gardner (MA Sound Arts course leader) is a composer, improviser, teacher, computer programmer and academic. His work is particularly concerned with the relations between sound art and music, focusing on group interaction and the kinds of changes introduced by electronic media. His work with the performance group Automatic Writing Circle (AWC), which he co-founded in 2007, has been a key way to explore these issues in practice and consists of the composition of new work, improvisation, the design of instruments and software, and the exploration of new performance contexts. Recent pieces have been premiered at the Sonic Fusion festival and at Parasol Unit, Foundation for contemporary art. Other areas of research include historically informed practice (Baroque and 19th century performance styles), computer programming and new instrument design.
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Blog: Syma Tariq awarded British School at Athens Arts Bursary and Residency

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