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Produce Your Own ASMR Soundscape

Experiment with instruments, found objects and electronics to record, edit and mix your own ASMR soundscape.

Suitable for young people at secondary school, aged 11-14.

What to expect

How does sound relax us? Do we listen with our ears or our whole body?

This half-term, we introduce young sound and music enthusiasts to the world of ASMR with sound and performance artist Lou Barnell. Participants will create their own ASMR soundscapes inspired by the exhibition and learn about listening and relaxation techniques. 

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? 

Get inspired through exploring the exhibition 'WEIRD SENSATIONS FEELS GOOD: The World of ASMR' exhibition, and a range of instruments and objects. You’ll discover how to experiment with your own sounds and record them using professional studio techniques. Learn how to edit, mix and produce your own track, using a Digital Audio Workstation. Find out about ASMR, listening and relaxation techniques, and how the body is affected by sound.  

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

Testimonial from a mother whose son attended our previous workshop 'Code your own adventure' in February 2022:

'When my son came home, he was very enthusiastic about the day and how much fun it had been - high praise indeed from a boy whose usual response to anything is ‘fine’ or ‘good’!'


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

Young people: £75
Members: £60

For your safety, we are operating at a reduced capacity for our events. Increased cleaning has also been implemented across the museum. Face masks are encouraged.

All equipment, materials and light refreshments will be provided, but you’ll need to bring a packed lunch.

This workshop is suitable for young people at secondary school, aged 11-14, interested in ASMR, sound recording and production, and music technology. 
No experience or prior knowledge in music-making or production is needed.

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.