Chambers of AWE
Combining the power of sound, wisdom traditions, and cutting edge technology
to catalyze inner transformations and awe-inducing experiences.
Chambers of AWE are immersive and transformative music experiences created with ceremonial instruments augmented by cutting edge technology. The sounds coming from those instruments create environments with a vast spectrum of frequencies, which facilitate meta-sensory experiences and ‘awe-openings’.
Music awakens what is asleep in us…
In these sacred 'chambers of resonance' body and mind merge with the sound, traveling beyond the fields of cognitive perceptions and facilitating the experience of enhanced states of consciousness. Music becomes experiential and a tool for personal and collective connection, transformation, and evolvement.
Immersive transformative experiences through sound journeys, 360° visuals, and inner explorations.
In partnership with Seva Productions we produced Chambers of AWE at the planetarium of Chabot Space & Science Center. The vision for these meta-sensory experiences is not only to facilitate states of awe, but to expand human consciousness, so that awareness can be experienced in safe, creative, and transformative sets and settings. My deepest motivation is to create experiences of openings so we can look at our ordinary life in extraordinary ways.
Chambers of AWE ~ Winter Solstice Celebration 2022
Video interview with creative director and sound alchemist Laura Inserra
This first 'beta show' was sponsored by the Patrons of AWE, a collective providing funds and resources for a regenerative living, sharing, and healing.
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For more info please send an email to Laura Inserra.
Your donations are tax-deductible
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.
Behind the Scenes of Chambers Of AWE
An Interview with Laura Inserra during the world premier performed in Prague for the Ethereum Foundation's conference 2018.
Contact Laura Inserra if you are interested in
creating a sound-immersive environment for your next conference or event.
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).