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In Search of the Great Song (trailer)

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  • uploaded: Aug 6, 2017
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Fifty voices. Twelve countries. One question.

Produced by Michael Stillwater and Doris Laesser Stillwater 
A Song Without Borders Production

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From the Australian Outback to the San Juan Archipelago, from South India to the Swiss Alps, the question is asked of artists, scientists, and traditional elders: "What is the Great Song for you?" Infused with nature’s sounds and images together with music from around the world, fifty unique voices weave a timeless tapestry of embodied wisdom.

Speakers include—
Eskimo Shaman Angaangaq Angakkkorsuaq
National Medal of Arts recipient Morten Lauridsen
Monk & Author Br. David Steindl-Rast
Concert Pianist Angela Hewitt
Nobel Laureate Richard R. Ernst
Peruvian music healer, Tito La Rosa
Quantum Physicist Amit Goswami
California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia
Cultural Anthropologist Angeles Arrien
Monk & Poet Thich Nhat Hanh
Chant Artist Deva Premal
Author Gary Zukav
Poet David Whyte
and many more—

Music by Jason Becker • Chamber Choir of Europe • Chanticleer • Ilan Chester • Michael Fitzpatrick • Ola Gjeilo • Angela Hewitt • Insingizi • Morten Lauridsen • Gary Malkin • Paul Mealor • Deva Premal • Alex Shapiro • The Singers • Stephan Thelen • Voces8 and others


"Filmmaking at its most transcendent." -Mirabai Starr, Author, God of Love / Caravan of No Despair

"Haunting, enchanting and very soothing" -Arun Gandhi, President, Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute

"A beautiful visual reverie on 'the great song'" -Roshi Joan Halifax, Founder/Abbot, Upaya Institute and Zen Center

"You have given us the presence of love....pure & true" -Bruce Davis, Author, Monastery Without Walls

"A feast for the eyes, the ears, the mind, the limbic system of the brain and much more. This film is a masterpiece, an inner bridge to the Self that will leave you richer, long after you've seen it." -Shuddha Anami, MD

"A deeply textured and mystically poetic ode to the divine integration between nature, song, music and the great mystery, it will captivate your soul!" -Ronald A. Alexander Ph.D., author, Wise Mind Open Mind

"A timeless quest, myriad replies, and the confluence resolving in one stilling sensation — this film sings with all the power of an unstruck bell." -Tamsin Smith, poet and social impact innovator

"An enchanted treasure trove; a multi-faceted prismatic invitation; an exquisite compendium of cultural creatives pondering...a deeper resonant awareness" -Mary Trainor-Brigham, author, Deep Cinema

"A divine invitation for each of us to discover, harvest and sing The Great Song that is in, and connects us to, higher callings.” -Dr. Ken Druck; Author, The Real Rules of Life

"This noble, heart-centered, moving exploration penetrates to the depth of the life that breathes all of us, the song that sings all of us. Sit back, relax, and let your soul be sung. Here is a gift for the spirit." 
-Alan Cohen; Author, A Deep Breath of Life

"Bigger than life and like coming home. This film is epic." 
- Vivi de Farias, Vocalist/Music Educator, Germany & Brazil

"BRAVO !! With visually stunning cinematography, superb editing and music, 
this film will be a gift to so many, many people." - Leilah Be, Maui, Hi

"Terrific! I watched the DVD In Search of the Great Song without stopping and was amazed. The scenic background provided a beautiful setting for the artful and deeply insightful interviews, so carefully crafted…each one a piece of art. Michael and Doris Laesser Stillwater did a great job conceptualizing and searching for the right places and right people to bring this idea to fruition- certainly the kind of material our world needs to see and hear." - Del Shilling, Seal Beach, CA


Speakers in Trailer
(by appearance)

Br. David Steindl-Rast
Benedictine Monk, Author

Dana Gioia 
California Poet Laureate
Former Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts, USA

Muriel Kuoppala
Visual Artist
Glarus, Switzerland

Music in Trailer:

Feels Like Home
By Michael Stillwater & Rick Bakken

Les Chansons Des Roses #2- Contre Qui, Rose?
Composed by Morten Lauridsen
Performed by The Singers

A Song Without Borders production, the film is part of an ongoing series co-produced by Michael Stillwater and Doris Laesser Stillwater. Their previous release, Shining Night: A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen was deemed ‘a heartening rarity’ in Wall Street Journal and received four Best Documentary awards.

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