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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: Sonic Perceptual Ecologies: strategies for sound-based exploration, perception and composition in spaces of transient encounters

This PhD thesis contributes a novel, cross-­‐disciplinary framework to the field of sound studies. It examines how our inherent capacities as listeners are manifested in transitional urban environments, and the primary role of voice as a vehicle for perception in field recording and soundwalking practices. Using the conceptual triad of ‘node, counter-­atmosphere and meshwork’ as its analytical device, this research considers the polyphonic physical, personal and social ecologies at play in our encounters within transitional spaces. By doing so, it highlights the importance of sound for countering their functionality and opening them up to a more engaged perception.
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Member Profile: Mark Peter Wright

Mark Peter Wright, CRiSAP Member and Post-doctoral Researcher 'Listening across Disciplines II', is an artist-researcher working at the intersection of sound, ecology and contemporary art. His practice investigates relations of capture and mediation between humans and nonhumans, sites and technologies, observers and subjects. Ongoing questions include how does environmental sound convey complex geopolitical meaning? How can technology and media be practiced with an eco-critical sensitivity and how might listening operate beyond the human?
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News: Call for contributions to Wild Energies: Live Materials

A CRiSAP event focusing on and around the work of artist and composer Annea Lockwood. Taking place online on: April 28th and 29th, 2022. Deadline for proposals: midnight (GMT) January 3rd, 2022
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