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 Possible and Impossible Bodies: uncurating knowledge

Keynote presentation by Salomé Voegelin at WHAT SOUNDS DO – New Directions in an Anthropology of Sound conference in September 2022. 'Sonic Possible and Impossible Bodies: uncurating knowledge' explores how things are organised and how these organisations are political, and exclusionary, a matter of power and violence, as a violence done to how we move, and look, and listen together or alone.
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Member Profile: Peter Cusack

Peter Cusack is a field recordist, musician and researcher with a long interest in the sound environment. Projects include community arts, researches into sound and our sense of place and documentary recordings in areas of special sonic interest (Lake Baikal, Siberia). His project Sounds From Dangerous Places explores soundscapes at sites of major environmental damage - Chernobyl exclusion zone; Caspian oil fields; UK nuclear sites. This project continues and is currently researching the regeneration of the North Aral Sea, Kazakhstan. He describes the use of sound to investigate documentary issues as sonic journalism.
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News: Call for Contributions: In The Field 2

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