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Meet
LAURA INSERRA

"The essence of the Universe is vibration,
quenchless energy in motion, e-motion.
My work is about experiencing the 'source' and its manifestation
through sound, 
emotions, and awareness.~ Laura Inserra

"Laura's music speaks a universal language,

telling stories without words.

As a listener, you become the creator of your own experience,

breaking the boundaries of your cognitive perception,

connecting to your inner guidance,

and accessing to the vital force of nature."

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Laura Inserra is a a world renowned sound alchemist and technician of the sacred - sound healer, educator, multi-instrumentalist, public speaker, and multimedia producer. She lives and creates at the confluence of music, wisdom schools, and cutting-edge technology.

 

Both a self-taught and classically trained musician, her career has many facets — multi-instrumentalist, composer, sound healer, teacher, artistic director, and producer. Her work is based on a combination of immersive sound experiences, creative explorations, personal development tools, and teachings from various schools of wisdom.

 

A world-renowned Hang musician, Laura plays a large variety of rare ancient and modern instruments from around the world - the Zapotec clay flutes, the Mongolian jaw harp, the Tibetan bowls, the Laotian khen, the Australian didgeridoo, the African djembe, different shamanic drums, numerous percussions, and rare custom-made instruments. 

 

Laura composes in various musical languages and performs in many different settings — from intimate spaces to large venues seating thousands. She utilizes cutting-edge technology to augment the natural sources of her instruments, creating Chambers of AWE, immersive sonic environments which facilitate meta-sensory experiences, deep transformations, and wellbeing. 

 

Laura grew up on the volcanic island of Sicily and has been exploring the ‘invisible world' of sound since her youngest years. In her work she brings her personal life experiences and her training in various wisdom schools - like Alchemy, Vedic Traditions, Daoism, mythology, psychology, shamanism, folk music, alternative medicines, western science as well as the direct observation of nature. 

 

For decades, she has been focusing her research on the transformative and healing power of sound. Combining her intimate knowledge of music with her studies of ancient schools of wisdom, she developed a practice called MetaMusic Healing, a unique blend of sound healing, ancient wisdom practices, and shamanic techniques. Meta means beyond, transcendent. In this context music becomes experiential, personalized medicine, and a metaphor of life. 

 

She uses this method in one-on-one sessions as well as in leadership retreats, community gatherings, and sacred ceremonies. Thousands of people worldwide, either in person or on livestreams, have been exposed to her work. The enduring impact she is having on these different communities is profound and so needed in these times. 

 

Laura has been teaching worldwide since her twenties increasing awareness of the vital importance of music and creativity in human lives as an inexhaustible source of inspiration, evolution, and regenerative living. In 2007 she founded and became the artistic director of Samavesha, a multidisciplinary performing art organization and become a community leader in this field, providing hundreds of immersive, interactive, and community based events around the SF Bay Area.

 

Laura uses music as a meaningful entertainment and interaction, as a booster for intuition and creativity, as a tool for inner transformation and spiritual guidance, and as a medicine for holistic healing and vitality. Her music speaks a universal language, telling stories without words. As a listener, you become the creator of your own experience, breaking the boundaries of your cognitive perception, connecting to your inner guidance, and accessing the vital force of nature.

 

She keeps refining her skills and expanding her wisdom to fulfill the purpose of her life-path. Both with individuals and groups, Laura creates opportunities for people to experience various states of consciousness, to connect to the pulse of life, and to learn tools for a regenerative living and healing.

 

Laura is the co-founder of Seeds of Gold Institute, a non-profit organization whose mission is to research and integrate ancient technology and schools of wisdom into modern life. The institute is dedicated to helping individuals, groups, and the global community in the journey of personal growth and collective evolution. 

Playing, Teaching, 

Composing

A world-renowned Hang musician, Laura plays a large variety of ancient and modern instruments from around the world - among others the Zapotec clay flutes, the Mongolian jaw harp, the Tibetan bowls, the Laotian khen, the Australian didgeridoo, the African djembe, shamanic drums, numerous percussions, and rare custom-made instruments.

She has been collaborating with hundreds of musicians and artists worldwide, bringing her unique palette of sounds, melodic lines, and intricate rhythmic expressions. She performs in a variety of publicprivate and site specific events including retreatscorporate events, and sacred ceremonies.

 

Both a self-taught and classically trained musician, Laura developed a method called Structured Improvisation Technique. She teaches how to build a musician’s mind through the language of music, linear structures, and self-expression. Students learn through active listening, guided discipline and an active integration of the body.

 

Since her early twenties, Laura has been 

composing and performing soundtracks and sound design for dance, theater, movies, and art installations. 

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The transformative power of

Sound & Music

Laura's work is known as MetaMusic. Meta means beyond, transcendent. In this unique body of work music becomes experiential - a tool for self-inquiry, inner guidance, and deep transformation. Her MetaMusic teachings are available on Teachable

 

In 2018 she premiered Chambers of AWE (Acoustic Waves Emergence), deep immersive sound experiences created with ancient and modern acoustic instruments, augmented by cutting edge technology.

In those settings she brings participants into MetaMusic Journeys to create transformation, healing, and self-awareness.

Combining her intimate knowledge of music with her studies of ancient schools of wisdom, she developed a practice called MetaMusic Healing, a unique blend of sound healing, ancient wisdom practices, and shamanic techniques. Meta means beyond, transcendent. In this context music becomes experiential, personalized medicine, and a metaphor of life. 

​Her VOD series around the transformative power of sound is Shelter in Music: Sound Journeys for Inner Voyagers - a video series of immersive sound experiences for inner voyagers. She launched Shelter in Music in response to the pandemic and to the socio-economic crisis, to offer a space where people can release tension, recharge, find guidance and wellbeing.

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Laura grew up in Sicily, steeped in its rich history and in the intensity of Mount Etna, regularly erupting nearby. 

Fascinated by sound since her youngest years, Laura would play anything she’d touch, and embraced one instrument after another. Music has been the focus of her life ever since, weaved with two other life-long threads: a passion for technology, initiated when an uncle introduced her to video games' programming on a Commodore 64; and an exploration of wisdom schools, esoteric, philosophical, psychological, and spiritual traditions. 

She plays a large range of ancient and contemporary instruments from around the world; she composes music for soundtracks, theatre and dance; she teaches music and sound therapy; she creates and produces performing arts events and festivals; she leads personal exploration workshops; she weaves the transformative power of sound and wisdom traditions to enable self-exploration and wellbeing, in one-on-one sessions and group settings. 

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Seeds of Gold Institute

Researching & integrating

ancient technology and schools of wisdom

into modern life 

Laura Inserra is the founder and artistic director of Samavesha, a multidisciplinary performing arts and music nonprofit based in the San Francisco Bay Area. With Samavesha, she produced site-specific, interactive, and fully immersive events involving local and international artists of all disciplines. Art in Nature Festivals, Cave Concerts, Create-With-Nature Earth Day Celebration, and the Rose Labyrinth Series have been some of its most popular productions.

In 2020, Samavesha evolved into the Seeds of Gold Institute. Co-founded with Nadine Kreisberger, its mission is to research and integrate ancient technology and schools of wisdom into modern life.

Seeds of Gold Institute is dedicated to helping individuals, groups and the global community in their journey of personal growth of finding their 'inner gold'.

We do so through coaching, therapy, and media projects. Seeds of Gold Institute is also a platform of collaboration with fellow alchemists, personal development practitioners and wisdom teachers from around the globe.

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~ TBA Awards Nominee 2016 for the music score and sound design of Whale's Wake by Ragged Wing.

~ Tom Bates, the Mayor of Berkeley, declared September 15, 2015 as Laura Inserra Day

~ Sample Logic, award-winning interface, produced Bohemian: cinematic street and new world instruments. A whole sound library with Laura's instruments recorded in 2015 at George Lucas' Skywalker Sound studios.

CHAMBERS OF AWE ~ Interview with Laura Inserra
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CHAMBERS OF AWE ~ Interview with Laura Inserra

Chambers of AWE ~ Acoustic Waves Emergence Using Music & Technology for Immersive & Transformative Experiences ​ Chambers of AWE (Acoustic Waves Emergence) are deep, immersive sound experiences created with ancient and modern acoustic instruments, augmented by cutting edge technology. Conceived and performed by Laura Inserra, they are a bridge between ancient technology (wisdom traditions and music) and modern technology (high tech and science). ​ Chambers of AWE combine recorded ambisonic sound architectures and live performances. Using the most advanced technology, Laura amplifies the instruments’ impact by entering the sound, augmenting it, and yet maintaining the integrity of the original source and its harmonics. ​ At the core of the project are sound sources made by rare acoustic instruments. Those sounds create immersive environments with a vast spectrum of frequencies which facilitate powerful transformational experiences. In these settings body and mind merge with the sound and shift to deeper Inner Landscapes Journeys, traveling beyond the field of cognitive perceptions. ​ It was premiered in 2018 in Prague during a large cryptocurrency conference, when Laura transformed for four days a forum hall into a decompression room, creating a sound and lighting reactive installation. Participants were entering an invisible but palpable 60 foot diameter sphere of sound created by an ambisonic system of 16 speakers and 4 subwoofers. Laura and her live set was in the center of the sphere with 8 mics, each one connected to 2 speakers, plus 2 mics connected to the whole sound system. This allowed her to map and create live sound architectures in addition to her pre-recorded tracks. The ongoing intertwined pre-recorded and live music created a striking immersive sound environment. In addition, she offered twice a day guided immersive sound experiences. ​ Visit the official website www.chambersofawe.com Staged world premiere at DevCon4 Oct. 30 - Nov. 2, 2018 ~ Prague Congress Center - Czech Republic ​ Devcon is the annual Ethereum conference for designers, developers, researchers and artists. The Ethereum Foundation hosts Devcon to educate and empower our community to build decentralized applications, and to bring Ethereum protocols, tools, and culture to the world. This is a conference for builders: designers, UX researchers, smart contract devs, blockchain researchers, client implementers, test engineers, infrastructure operators, community organizers, and even artists in the community.

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