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: Deep Listening: The Strategic Practice of Female Experimental Composers post 1945

New developments in music technology, alongside a more porous understanding of the nature of sound and its performance, have opened experimental and contemporary music to many new expressions since 1945. It might therefore be expected that the revolutionary compositional ingenuity demonstrated by many of female composers shaping this new transmission of music-making would by now be carefully documented in the historiography. Yet this has not been the case, and their absence is symptomatic of a still active antipathy to women entering and participating in professional and artistic arenas that remain structured in gender terms.

Member Profile: Katherine MacBride

PhD student Katherine MacBride is an artist. She works with performance, installation, writing, video, and event making, with and without institutions. Katherine's PhD 'Empathic Listening/Radical Listening: learning from feminist and decolonial contemporary arts practices through artistic research' intervenes in contemporary arts through practice-based research, addressing the uneven distribution of listening and being listened to following intersections of oppression and privilege.

Blog: The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sonic Methodologies

Available now in hardback, The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sonic Methodologies by Michael Bull, Marcel Cobussen, including chapters by: Angus Carlyle, 'Dropping Down Low, Online Soundmaps, Critique, Genealogies, Alternatives'; Jono Gilmurray, 'Ecological Sound Art'; and Salomé Voegelin, 'Sonic Methodologies of Sound'.