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: Square Peg Round Hole

Intraregionale Festival presents Prof Cathy Lane‘s new multichannel sound work 'Square Peg Round Hole' at the festival venue Langenhagen Chapel. 'Square Peg Round Hole' concerns the largely unknown and undocumented inhabitants of the Langenhagen ‘Idiot Asylum’ many of whom we presume were buried in the circular cemetery which was originally attached to the chapel which is the site of the work. The title of the work refers to the English expression for someone who does not fit in to the society or the environment that they find themselves in; and the work is a meditation on their lives, the nineteenth century mission to ‘normalise the abnormal’ and the nature of communication and language.
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Member Profile: Sunil Chandy

Sunil Chandy, CRiSAP PhD student, comes from a background of music and theology - 'The gathering of people and the sounds they make greatly interest me, whether its singing, talking, praying, clapping or laughing.'
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News: Social Listening

This project led by Hannah Kemp-Welch borrows protocols for listening from sound art practice, for use as methodologies for socially-engaged arts. ‘Social listening’ is proposed as an essential starting point for work that seeks to initiate social dialogue. During this project, students listened together and separately, comparing experiences and examining their ‘listening positionalities’.
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