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.


SGFA 2019 Tokyo was a research event investigating the context of sound in all its various creative and theoretical forms, gender and activism. For the fourth instalment of this regular SGFA forum takes place at Tokyo University of the Arts. Our aim is to share research, establishing and extending our pre-existing network of researchers and practitioners working in these areas with those working in Japan and beyond. SGFA aims to expand and to question the place and performance of activism within the discourses and practices of sound arts, sound-based arts and experimental musics that are engaged with gender, feminist and queer politics and to contribute to a growing network of researchers and practitioners working in these areas. Different incarnations of SGFA took place in London in 2012, 2014 and 2016 attracting a diverse range of international presenters and attendees.

Member Profile: Julie Groves

Born in the UK in 1981, following training at a music conservatoire and a career as a musician, Julie gained a Distinction for her Masters in Sound Art at London College of Communication and has embarked upon a creative research degree. Alongside her research, she continues a dual career as professional flautist/composer and sound artist.

Blog: Weekly sound arts lecture series starts this Thursday

Annie Goh has curated this terms Visiting Practitioner Series of lectures, inviting a fantastic line up of sonic practitioners to this series which explores the diverse field of sound arts practice; Jessica Ekomane, Lisa Busby, Darsha Hewitt, Electric Indigo, Joel Stern, Shanti Suki Osman, Yassmin V Foster, Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres and Leslie Gaston-Bird