Adult Workshop Event Sold out

Compose and Relax With Your Own ASMR Soundscapes

Are you a sound and music enthusiast? Award-winning sound and performance artist Lou Barnell invites you to the world of ASMR with an immersive and creative workshop.

Please note: This event is now sold out.

What to expect

How does sound relax us?

Do we listen with our ears or our whole body? Have you ever heard a sound that has brought you a sense of calm? Or even made your skin tingle?

Experiment with instruments, objects, and electronics to record, edit and mix your own ASMR soundscape. Discover ways to use audio effects and manipulate sounds to create and mix your own compositions. Explore sonic meditation techniques and relaxation with ASMR and understand how Binaural and stereo recording and effects can trigger ASMR response.

In this workshop, you will take part in a relaxing sonic meditation and immersive ASMR experience, and will create your own experimental compositions taking inspiration from objects, instruments and our new exhibition 'WEIRD SENSATION FEELS GOOD: The World of ASMR'.

No experience or prior knowledge in music-making or production is needed.


Lou Barnell

Lou is a London-born sound, movement and sculpture artist, radio DJ, and winner of the 2021 Oram Awards. As a neurodivergent woman, she uses movement, music and sculpture to communicate her synaesthetic experience of sound. Lou works with shape-shifting materials such as ice, thermoplastic and wearable sensors to create an intense explosion of sensory experimentation and melting matter. More about Lou Barnell.

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Booking information

Adult: £75
Student: £68
Members: £60

All equipment, materials and light refreshments are included.
Lunch is not provided, but there are cafes and restaurants near the museum.

Capacity: 20 people

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Step out from behind your screen and experience the world of ASMR in a shared space.

Background image: Artwork by Lou Barnell.