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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: Star-Shaped Biscuit

Star-shaped Biscuit is an opera (composition and libretto, approx. 90 minutes) by David Toop. The opera is for three singers, five multi-instrumentalists and digital sound composition, developed over four years, initially by a Jerwood Opera Writing Fellowship 2008-09. The opera takes its title from a surrealist object. It emerged from initial research on writer and dandy Raymond Roussel, whose star-shaped box containing a fragment of a biscuit was acquired by Dora Maar, the opera’s protagonist.
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Member Profile: Cannach MacBride

PhD student Cannach 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.
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News: Sound Arts Now reviewed in Art Monthly

'A collection of meandering but geographically and socially contextualised discussions - almost like qualitative research materials - takes us from Brighton to Beirut and beyond, in many cases via Skype or Zoom, to establish some of the contemporary geographies, sociologies and economies of sound arts while looking beyond a network of 'white men from the global north'.
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