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about us

 
 

Whisperlodge is a sensory journey through live ASMR

 
 
 

Enjoy special individual and group treatments designed to relax the body and mind, expand awareness, and heighten the senses.

Whisperlodge is an intimately-sized immersive theatre performance, maintaining a one-to-one ratio between guides and guests. We have performed in New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles, and we're setting our sights abroad to reach ASMR fans and immersive enthusiasts around the world.

Whether you're looking for programming for your festival or client, interested in featuring us in your publication, or simply wishing to host Whisperlodge in your city, please contact us at hello@whisperlodge.nyc.

 
 
 

what is ASMR?

 
 
 

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) is a sensory phenomenon where viewers feel pleasurable tingles from specific visual, auditory and haptic triggers.

First observed and discussed on the internet in 2007, the phenomenon is only beginning to be studied academically. You can find out more at https://asmruniversity.com/ where Dr. Craig Richard PhD is documenting and researching the sensory phenomenon.

Whisperlodge is the very first in-person immersive ASMR experience. We want to bring ASMR into the real world, up close and personal. Guests have described their tingles as “more intense than from YouTube videos”.

 

partnerships

 

Amazing things come out of collaboration. If you see an opportunity for your product to augment our performance, need programming for your festival or client, or have the space to host us in your city, please reach out.

 
 
 
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3dio binaural microphones

Part of our show involves immersing the audience in a narrative symphony of everyday sounds. For this, we use a 3Dio Free Space XLR Binaural Microphone to capture audio with remarkable spatial dimension.

 

the founders

 
 

Melinda Lauw

co-creator: artistic director

Artist, creative producer, and ASMR specialist.

 

Andrew Hoepfner

co-creator: advisor

Creator of the immersive theater performance Houseworld.

 
 

the core team

 
 

Chia Lynn Kwa

design director, production manager (NY)

Graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, jack of all trades.

 

Pamela Martinez

director (NY)

Musician, composer, educator, Teletextile Sound Healing and Ritual Arts creator.

 
 

cast & contributors

 
Amanda Wallace
oct 2017 → NYC
apr, aug 2018 → NYC
Andrew Hoepfner
july, sep, nov 2016 → nyc
mar, may, aug 2017 → nyc
sep 2017 → sf
sep, oct 2017 → la
jan 2018 → nyc
Angela Carlucci
july 2016 → NYC
Angeline Brom
sep 2017 → SF
Alexandra Moerdomo
sep 2016 → NYC
Alice Epanchintseva
nov 2016 → NYC
may, aug, oct 2017 → NYC
aug 2018 → NYC
Ashton Muñiz
nov 2016 → NYC
apr 2018 → NYC
Audrey Ann
sep 2017 → SF
Benny Or
sep, nov 2016 → NYC
aug, oct 2017 → NYC
Caitlin Holcombe
nov 2016 → NYC
Charlene Fernandez
sep 2017 → SF
Chia Lynn Kwa
sep, nov 2016 → nyc
may, oct 2017 → nyc
sep 2017 → sf
jan, apr, aug 2018 → nyc
Elizabeth McGuire
may 2017 → NYC
aug 2018 → NYC
Gina Ricker
sep 2016 → nyc
Hannah Nichols
mar 2017 → NYC
Janel Leonard
oct 2017 → LA
Jenapher Zheng
oct 2017 → LA
Johnny Houx
oct 2017 → NYC
Joro Boro
may, oct 2017 → nyc
Karlie Blair
oct 2017 → LA
Kendra Ware
oct 2017 → LA
Kimberly Flynn
sep 2017 → SF
Kimburly Lim Yi Zhen
nov 2016 → NYC
Keight Leighn
oct 2017 → LA
Leah Ableson
jan, apr, aug 2018 → nyc
Lucy Wild
nov 2016 → NYC
apr 2018 → NYC
Madison Missine
sep 2017 → SF
Magali Charron
sep 2016 → NYC
Marissa Wilhelm
apr, aug 2018 → NYC
Melinda Lauw
july, sep, nov 2016 → NYC
mar, may, oct 2017 → NYC
sep 2017 → SF
sep, oct 2017 → LA
jan, aug 2018 → NYC
Nicholas Sherwin
sep 2017 → SF
Pamela Martinez
nov 2016 → NYC
mar, may, aug, oct 2017 → NYC
jan, apr 2018 → NYC
Susie Chang
sep 2017 → SF
 
Annie Lesser
photography
Aviv Cohn
sound mixing
Chia Lynn Kwa
visual design
photography
Emily Kendall
photography
Melissa Langer
videography
Sherry Katapodes
photography
Tomson Tee
videography