Chambers of AWE
(Acoustic Waves Emergence)
Combining the power of sound, wisdom traditions, and cutting edge technology to catalyze awe-inducing experiences and inner transformations.
Chambers of AWE (Acoustic Waves Emergence) are immersive and transformative experiences combining sound journeys, wisdom traditions, and cutting-edge technology.
At the core of these productions is the use of ceremonial musical instruments from ancient traditions to modern craftsmanship. These, along with modern instruments, are made with the intention to connect us to the ‘unseen’ world and the mystery of the Universe.
By augmenting these sounds with cutting-edge technology we enhance some harmonics that we could otherwise not hear. This elaboration creates immersive environments with a vast spectrum of frequencies and resonances perceptible through our bones, cells, and other physical receptors.
In these settings music becomes experiential - the body and the mind merge with the sound, traveling beyond the fields of cognitive perceptions to create experiences of various states of consciousness, inner transformations, and wellbeing.
Chambers of AWE ~ Winter Solstice Celebration 2022
Video interview with founder and creative director Laura Inserra
The first beta show at the planetarium of Chabot Space & Science Center was sponsored by the Patrons of AWE, a collective providing funds and resources to evoke what’s best in humans through experiences of awe, connection, and wellbeing.
Music Awakens what is Asleep in Us
The mission of Chambers of AWE is to create transformative music and meta-sensory experiences in planetariums and other large scale venues around the world to facilitate individual and collective awakening and wellbeing.
Chambers of AWE help connect us back to nature, access individual life-force, preserve ancient cultures, echo the voices of Wisdom Holders, and inspire future generations.
Chambers of AWE brings back the sacred and the ceremonial way of using music as ‘medicine’ and ‘communion’. They facilitate experiences of openings so that people can look at the vastness of reality with new eyes, seeing the ordinary in extraordinary ways.
The vision for these meta-sensory experiences is not only to facilitate states of awe, but to expand human consciousness, so different states of consciousness can be experienced in safe, creative, and transformative sets and settings.
Bringing AWE Back to Us
We are made of cells vibrating on different frequencies, which means we are ‘sound’. These immersive music experiences allow us to amplify our senses and connect with the intelligence of our multi-dimensional being and it’s counterpart in the natural world.
In our modern times, we are not being exposed as much to ancient acoustic instruments which have been used for millennia to bring people into different states of consciousness. These experiences were essential opportunities for healing, communion, and evolution.
Nowadays, not only we have lost these 'ceremonies', but we live in an environment filled with compressed digital frequencies which have drastically reduced the emergent property of sound and music.
In nature nothing is ‘compressed’ therefore acoustic sources of sound have a much richer spectrum of frequencies, harmonics, and textures which activate our system in a multidimensional way.
Chambers of AWE brings back these sounds and lost frequencies as sources of mental and physical ‘nourishment’ and as tools to expand our perceptions, our body intelligence, and our consciousness.
Founder & Creative Director
Laura Inserra is a world-renowned leader in sound healing - a sound alchemist, a technician of the sacred, a teacher, and a producer. She lives and creates at the confluence of music from around the globe, wisdom practices, and cutting-edge technology.
For decades she has produced immersive and impactful events from private retreats to large public gatherings in a variety of natural sites and man-made environments. 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.
Participants report: “a sense of inner peace never experienced before” “physical and emotional pain release” “mental clarity” “inner guidance” “a boost of creativity“ “a connection to the ancestors“ “a feeling of being at home“ “a psychedelic journey without drugs“ “a clear felt experience that all is interconnected“
Connecting to our inner wisdom
and the life-force within us.
Chambers of AWE are rooted in 30+ years of Laura’s studies and initiations in ancient traditions and modern schools of wisdom like alchemy, Vedic traditions, Daoism, mythology, psychology, shamanism, folk and classical music, alternative medicine, western science as well as the direct observation of nature.
As a producer and creator, she has invested years empowering and refining Chambers of AWE and finally has found a way to scale the impact of her work without losing its essential integrity.
She has chosen planetariums to have the possibility to create fully immersive music journeys and cinematographic storytellings. The 360º visuals provide another layer of introspection and a reflection around the natural world. They allow us to zoom in and have a lens that our naked eyes alone can not have.
Creating Chambers of AWE
Shifting dissonance into resonance, we deepen our connection to self, to each other, and to nature. From private gatherings to big venues sitting thousands, Chambers of AWE are custom-made for:
Special Events ~ Conferences / Festivals / Corporations / Leadership Programs / Private Gatherings / Sacred Ceremonies & Weddings
Permanent Installations ~ Retreat Centers / Hotels / Waiting Rooms / Commercial Buildings / Companies / Hospitals / Hospice / Homes & Gardens
Touring ~ Planetariums / IMAX Theater / Museums / Concert Halls / Universities / Schools / Site Specific Installations / Sacred Sites in Nature / Field Recordings
Further Growth Areas
Global Expansion ~ Distribute shows through hundreds of additional planetariums worldwide.
Venue Expansion ~ Deliver in IMAX theaters, multi-media venues seating thousands, conferences and festivals, museums, permanent installations, hotels, retreat centers, and waiting rooms.
New Forms of Digital Distribution ~ Partner with existing digital art platforms and create content for in-home displays, mobile wallets, and NFTs.
AWE Product Development ~ License content for vibro-acoustic devices and next generation smart feducials.
Live-Streaming ~ Provide 360° VR Live Streaming and 24/7 Linear Broadcasting.
Brand Building ~ Conduct special events, tours, and real-time interactive performances.
New Business Models ~ Explore new opportunities through online platforms and mobile app.
AWE Advisory Board
Evolution is the Result of Cooperation
In order to build a sustainable growth engine that allows us to develop and scale high impact experiences of AWE around the world, we are combining the mission-driven focus of a non-profit organization with the financial and operational benefits of a for-profit company.
Our goal is to raise funds to create an AWE Lab in the Bay Area in which we will develop flagship shows to be distributed over the next 5 years across 50 planetariums. This will set the stage for a regenerative phase of growth and impact.
At the AWE Lab, we will also conduct research to deepen the content of our Chambers of AWE, and will host leadership retreats to ripple the impact of our work in diverse communities and industries.
Scaling AWE Together
We invite you to join the Patrons of AWE, a like-hearted and forward-looking collective providing funds and resources to evoke what’s best in humans through experiences of awe, connection, and wellbeing.
Among this incredible community of luminary minds, we welcome Angels of AWE as aligned angel investors and business partners.
We will be happy to share more details about the full vision, financial trajectory, and self-sustaining business model.
To schedule a meeting please contact Laura Inserra
Staged world premiere at
Prague Congress Center - Czech Republic
Oct. 30 - Nov. 2, 2018
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.
Using Music & Cutting Edge Technology for
Immersive & Transformative Experiences
Chambers of AWE 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.
An Article by Michael Ellsberg
Why do the most forward-thinking tech conferences
hire Laura Inserra to create their decompression rooms?
Heading into the 2020s, the most forward-looking corporate conferences create decompression lounges where attendees can relax and recharge for a few minutes before diving back in headlong to the intensity and bustle of the conference. However, most decompression lounges, are paltry affairs with perhaps a little ambient music playing off an iPod, a tea station, and some diffused lights.
At DevCon4, the main annual meeting for the Ethereum community, the Foundation wanted something more immersive, more artistic, and frankly, more decompressive and recharging. The foundation wanted participants not just to have a relaxing and restorative experience, but one that would also uplift them, and bring them into deeper resonance with their bodies - thus getting more in touch with their creative potential. That’s why the Ethereum Foundation hired sound alchemist Laura Inserra, creator of Chambers of AWE (Acoustic Waves Emergence).