Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP) is a research centre of University of the Arts London dedicated to the exploration of the rich complexities of sound as an artistic practice.


The centre's 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.

We welcome PhD proposals from all areas of sound arts practice.


Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice was founded in 2005 as a University of the Arts London research centre, based at London College of Communication (LCC).

Over the past decade CRiSAP has become a leading international research centre in sound arts practice. Led Director Cathy Lane (and former Co-Director Angus Carlyle, 2005–2018), CRiSAP has produced publications, symposia, conferences, talks and exhibitions that have developed the emerging disciplinary field of sound arts. CRiSAP members, each with their own international reputation as artists and researchers, have written notable publications, performed and exhibited internationally at renowned institutions and presented research papers at conferences worldwide.

The centre supports a substantial cohort of PhD students and has welcomed numerous Research Fellows and Visiting Researchers over the last 15 years.

CRiSAP is closely related to the BA (Hons) Sound Arts and Design and MA Sound Arts courses at LCC.

Collaborators have included: Queen Mary University of London; University of St Andrews; Gruenrekorder (GER); Locus Sonus (FRA); London Sinfonietta; ResonanceFM; Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IND); Tate Britain; Tate Modern; Q-02 (BEL); British Library; UniformPress; IMT Gallery; Angus Hughes Gallery; National Gallery; White Cube Gallery; University of Manchester; Creative Works London; Electra; SPACE gallery; Music Technology Group of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (ESP);  IRZU Institute for Sonic Arts Research/Ljubljana (SVN).

Funders have included: Arts and Humanities Research Council; Arts Council England; British AcademyEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council; JISC; Culture Programme of the European Union.

CRiSAP Members

CRiSAP members are leading international practitioners and researchers in sound arts practice.

They are: Professor Cathy Lane, Professor Angus Carlyle, Professor David Toop, Professor Salomé Voegelin, Peter Cusack, Professor John Wynne, Thomas Gardner, Dr Rob Mullender and Dr Mark Peter Wright.

Former Research Fellows: Dr Ximena Alarcón

Read more about CRiSAP Members and their research practice.

CRiSAP PhD Students

CRiSAP supports a large cohort of PhD students who are conducting practice based and scholarly research into sound arts practice.

Current students: Julie Groves, Victoria Karlsson, John Kannenberg, Sunil Chandy, Jennifer Allen, Irene Revell, Kate Carr, Laura Plana Gracia, Timothy Smith, Guido Tattoni, Syma Tariq and Fari Bradley.

Completed students: Louise Marshall, Artur Vidal, Dan Scott, Kevin Logan,  Jono Gilmurray, Matt Parker, Maria Papadomanolaki, Iris Garrelfs, Magz Hall, Tansy Spinks, Mark Peter Wright, Mark Jackson, J. Milo Taylor,  Rob Mullender and Peter Sinclair.

Read more about CRiSAP PhD students and their research.

Visiting & Associate Researchers

CRiSAP has welcomed the following project based Visiting and Associate Researchers:

Rocío Garriga Inarejos, Masa Kakinoki, Haiyan Xiang, Tomoko Hojo, Mila BartilottiHolly Ingleton, Tomomi Adachi, Moushumi Bhowmik, Oliver Bown, Felipe Cussen, Alice Eldridge, Edward Kelly, Sukanta Majumdar, Nye Parry, Irene Revell, Meena Vari, Michael Wright and Matt Yee King.