Co-founder of Seeds of Gold Institute, an organization dedicated to researching and integrating ancient technology and schools of wisdom into modern life through coaching, therapy, and media projects. (2020 - Present)
Founder of Chambers of AWE (Acoustic Waves Emergence). immersive sonic environments which facilitate meta-sensory experiences, deep transformations, and wellbeing. (2018 - Present)
Founder of MetaMusic, a body of work about using sound and music as tools for personal development, spiritual guidance, and holistic healing. (2019 - Present)
Developer of MetaMusic Healing, a sound healing practice where music becomes experiential, personalized medicine, and a metaphor of life. (2018 - Present)
PillAWE (vibro- acoustic pillows): a range of furniture with embedded vibro-acoustic technology. (2018 - Present)
Founder and Artistic Director of Samavesha - a non profit multidisciplinary performing art organization based in the San Fransisco Bay Area. Samavesha produces accessible, interactive, educational, and fully immersive artistic experiences for the public. (2007 - 2020)
Sound engineering and music producer. (1998 - Present)
Educated and trained in classical music as a percussionist. (1998 - 2003)
Educated and trained in psychology and ethnomusicology. (1993 - 1998)
Spiritual, holistic, mindfulness studies and practices from different wisdom schools. (1990 - Present)
Self-taught musician and student of holistic healing traditions. (1986 - Present)
~ 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.
MetaMusic Network / Marija Gimbutas Symposium / Online workshops and webinars / MetaMusic Course, Modules, Training / Various Conferences and Summits / The Wisdom of Trauma, Movie Premiere and Workshop / Seminar at the University of Pennsylvania / Leadership Retreats / Various livestreams and workshops.
Shelter In Music: Sound Journeys for Inner Voyagers, a livestreams series / Hang Tales Vol. 1, a new album release. / Founder of MetaMusic, teaching how to Become a Sound Alchemist / Bridging ancient and modern technology at TransTech, the Silicon Valley Transformative Technology Conference / The Embodiment Conference / Various livestreams and workshops.
Bridging ancient and modern technology at TransTech, the Silicon Valley Transformative Technology Conference / Garden of Memory, live concert at the annual new-music event directed by Sarah Cahill / Altitude, a new album release / Various Inner Landscapes Journey concerts, a development of her work around the transmutational power of music / Many public and private immersive sound experiences / Various workshops (Compassionate Inquiry with Gabor Mate at 1440 Multiversity; Music, Meditation, and Transformation at Esalen; Make Your Shamanic Drum; and others).
World premier Chambers of A.W.E., immersive sound experiences created with acoustic sources of sound augmented by cutting edge technology /Bridging ancient and modern technology at TransTech, the Silicon Valley Transformative Technology Conference / Garden of Memory, live concert at the annual new-music event directed by Sarah Cahill / Inner Landscapes Journey concert, a development of her work around the transmutational power of music / Many public and private Immersive Sound Experiences performances / Various workshops (Sealing your 2017; Sowing your 2018; Dancing the Awakening; The Round Table of Inner Characters; Make Your Shamanic Drum; and others).
Bridging ancient and modern technology at TransTech, the Silicon Valley Transformative Technology Conference / SAND, Science And Non-Duality Conference / Voices in Poetry, a multidisciplinary concert project of new music for percussion and women’s voices with Vox Musica / Web of Life music project with Cantabile (Youth Singers of Silicon Valley). Inner Landscapes Journey concert, a development of her work around the transmutational power of music / Last Blue Couch in the Sky with Epiphany Dance Theater at YBCA / Garden of Memory, live concert at the annual new-music event directed by Sarah Cahill / Tu B'Av at JCCSF / Consciousness Hacking Interactive: Music Medicine / Oakland Zoo’s 25th Annual Walk in the Wild / Plus other various concerts and workshops (Stephen Kent; The Round Table of Inner Characters; and others).
Co-Founder of Seeds of Gold Institute, Researching & Integrating Wisdom Schools & Technology into Modern Life / Artistic director and musician at SAND, Science And Non-Duality Conference / Deep Listening Concert series / Sound design and music score for Whale's Wake by Ragged Wing, theater / Performance at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) / Inner Landscapes Concert series / Laura Inserra and Barbara Eramo concert in Rome / Garden Of Memory, live concert at the annual new-music event directed by Sarah Cahill / Music for Dance Monks' TLAOLI: People of the Corn, performance & installation / Axis Dance Company Summer Intensive / Friday Nights at Oakland Museum of California / Tu B'Av at JCCSF / Plus other various concerts and workshops.
The Mayor of Berkeley declared September 15, 2015 as Laura Inserra Day / Sample Logic recordings at Skywalker Sound - Lucas Film for the sound library BOHEMIAN - Cinematic Street & New World Instruments / Concert at Science And Non-Duality / Deep Listening Concert series. Dance and music performance at the De Young Museum / Afflato di Primavera: A Light Exists in Spring, a music, poems, and liquors tasting performance in Lentini, Sicily. / Laura Inserra and Friends, live concert in Rome / Nada Yoga, music and yoga event in Rome / San Francisco International Arts Festival, concert / Garden Of Memory, live concert at the annual new-music event directed by Sarah Cahill / Art in Nature Festival as musician and artistic director. Plus other various concerts and workshops.
Concerts with BEL Trio, world fusion music trio with Evan Fraser and Ben Levine / Art in Nature Festival as musician and artistic director / Fertile Void, a classical fusion musical sextet ensemble / Creative Exploration Show, a multidisciplinary performance with various artists / Garden Of Memory, live concert at the annual new-music event directed by Sarah Cahill / Solo Concert and Musical Instruments Sale. Musica, Vini, e Spuntini, concert in Rome / Solo Concert at the The Flight Deck Opening Festival / Art in Nature Festival as musician and artistic director / Solo concert at Science And Non-Duality / Soundtrack and sound design for RedWolf by Ragged Wing, theater. Plus other various concerts and workshops.
Harken Music, two concerts with Cornelius Boots & Mark Deutsch. Eavesdrop The Now a visual and music performance. Playing My Roots, a solo concert. Rose Labyrinth Series as musician and artistic director. Fertile Art Conversation, a series of meetings with artists from different disciplines. Cave Concert: Into the Sound, as musician and artistic director. Music and Dance Improv Lab with Mihyun Lee. Live at Garden Of Memory, a new cd released and two concerts. Creative Explorations Lab, participatory creative sessions. Duo Concerts with Evan Fraser. Garden of memory, live concert at the annual new-music event directed by Sarah Cahill. Performing Diaspora, concert for a festival at CounterPulse. Wild Souls, Yoga, Music, And Farm Tour event. The Outlaw, a contemporary flamenco piece commissioned by the San Francisco West Wave Dance Festival. Fertile Void, a new musical sextet ensemble.
Cave Concert: The Eternal Presence, as artistic director. Art in Nature Festival as musician and artistic director. Musical Journeys, series of live concerts as musician and artistic director. Novilunio, world fusion music project tour. Garden Of Memory, live concert at the annual new-music event directed by Sarah Cahill.
Harken Music, a solo concert series performed at the Italian Cultural Institute in SF, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival in SF, and in Rome. The Unforgettable Secret Rhythms Of Joy, dance, music, and multimedia. Improvised Singing Workshop, music and improvisation. Sound Healing Ceremony, concert with Tito La Rosa. Musical Journeys, a weekly concert series of modern global music. Garden Of Memory, the annual new-music event directed by Sarah Cahill. Mediterranean Rhapsody, live concert at the Italian Cultural Institute in SF. Cave Concert with Kitka (Women's Vocal Ensemble), as musician and artistic director. Voice and Rhythm, workshop with Elizabeth Setzer. Art in Nature: The Nature of Art, a multidisciplinary performing arts festival, as musician and artistic director. Novilunio, a new world fusion music project with singer and pianist Elizabeth Setzer, and multi-instrumentalist Evan Fraser. Performing at many other places including Grace Cathedral in SF, three concerts at Italian Cultural Institute in SF, and in many house concerts and events.
Founder and artistic director of ‘Art in Nature: The Nature of Art’, a multidisciplinary performing arts festival conceived for the Stream Trail of Redwood Regional Park, in Oakland. When Dreams Are Interrupted’ a Purple Moon Dance project. Body and Sound Festival, and Green Project with Dance Monks. Garden Of Memory, the annual new-music event directed by Sarah Cahill. Harken Music, a solo concert series. Sound Healing Ceremony, concert with Tito La Rosa. Maṇḍala, a series of artistic events that gather artists from all over the world, as musician and artistic director. Performing at San Francisco City Hall, Subterranean ArtHouse, Marin County Fair, Krowswork Gallery, Vessel Gallery, La Peña, CellSpace as soloist and in different ensemble.
Cave Concert: HANG Rhapsody a world premiere journey into living art. Maṇḍala, a series of artistic events that gather artists from all over the world, as musician and artistic director. Circoscopie, multimedia performance, Rome. When dreams are interrupted, a Purple Moon Dance project. Hang Gathering Concert 2009, with the most talented Bay Area Hang players. Musical Incense, two cds released with Darren Gibbs. Garden Of Memory, the annual new-music event directed by Sarah Cahill. Different concerts in Italy and California.
Founded Samavesha and became the artistic director. Elemental, multimedia performance. Garden Of Memory, the annual new-music event directed by Sarah Cahill. ‘Origins’ dance and musical performance with Dance Monks. Conceived SAMAVESHA, a production that creates multiple forms of Art in collaboration with artists from all over the world. Cd releases: ‘Hang: a collection of works’ and ‘Mood’. ‘Instrumental 2’ by Roberto Zappala’, dance and music performance.
Assistant composer to Paolo Buonvino for the movies ‘Il mio miglior nemico’ by Carlo Verdone and ‘N (Io e Napoleone)’ by Paolo Virzi’. ‘Sahara’, a song for the movie ‘Lettere dal Sahara” by Vittorio De Seta. ‘Release’ by Emanuele Becheri, a sounding installation.
Authored and performed various music for theater like ‘Il viaggio’ by Nini Ferrara, ‘Antigone’ directed by Bergamaschi; sound-tracks for movies like ‘My father’s garden’ by Matthew Brown, with Maya Sansa, present at the Venice Film Festival 2003, ‘Piccola pesca’ by Enrico Pizzianti, ‘Jo Lido’ by Francesco Jost and dance performances like ‘Uzumè’ by Maria Grazia Sarandrea.
Presentation of the record ‘From Rosy Bower's’ at the Auditorium, Parco della Musica of Rome, with the ensemble ‘Ku’. Performance of ‘Ophelia e le altre’ at the ‘Leuciane Festival’, in Roma in Piazza Trilussa for ‘Estate Romana’, in Positano for the summer festival of the Costiera Amalfitana, at Maschio Angioino and at the Palazzo Reale della Reggia di Napoli, at Torre Michelangelo on the island of Ischia. Soundtrack of the multimedia show ‘Butterfly and Parrots’, with Carla Fracci and the dance troupe of the Teatro dell'Opera.
Performed in many concerts of contemporary and minimalist music with ‘Ready Made Quartet’. Among others ‘Reich in New York’ at the Castello de L’Aquila and ‘Less Is Too Much’ at the Classico Village of Rome. With ‘Ars Ludi’ she performed at the ‘37° Festival of Nuova Cansonanza’, held at the Teatro Olimpico of Rome.
In the year of the Jubilee, as a didgeridoo soloist, she performed at the opera of the ‘Missa Solemnis Pro Jubileo Domini Nostri Tertio Millennio’, composed and directed by Franco Mannino and performed at the Colosseum (Anfiteatro Flavio), in Rome. She was the assistant for the concert directed by Marcello Peca, ‘La Passione di Cristo’ by A. Scarlatti, for the ‘Festival Barocco’ of Viterbo.
Performed with the didgeridoo in the concert ‘Dedalo’, held at the Swiss Istitute of Rome, with an ensemble of classical musicians directed by Bernardino Penazzi.
Entered with magna cum laude at the conservatory of L'Aquila where studied classical percussion with maestro Gianluca Ruggeri.
'Laugrafia' debuted at the 'Poeteca', in Campo dei Fiori, Rome: a performance of slides projection, music, and poetry over the poem 'La bomba' by Gregory Corso, interpreted by the poet Pilar Castel.
Conceived and directed her first multidisciplinary production ‘Apologia della Gioia’ ~ a multimedia performance, with the participation of an ensemble of thirty performers. Among them musicians, actors, poets, painters, dancers and performers.
Began to teach percussion, didgeridoo, and improvisation in Rome. Performed in various world music festivals in Italy and collaborated in theater and music workshops held at the Teatro Ateneo of La Sapienza in Rome by Indian masters like Tapa Sudana, K. Kaladhara, and others.
1986 - 1992
While in Sicily, she studied classical piano and improvisation. Self-taught musician on ethnic percussions, wind instruments, and bass guitar. Moved to Rome to study Psychology at La Sapienza with main focus on Anthropology. Started her personal development studies and practices from different schools of wisdom.