"I felt like a child looking with its parents at a picture book that helps in understanding life."
Brissa Wudy, Vienna
"Filmmaking at its most transcendent."
-Mirabai Starr, Author, God of Love / Caravan of No Despair
"Bigger than life and like coming home. This film is epic."
- Vivi de Farias, Vocalist/Music Educator, Germany & Brazil
"You offer us many gifts, but mostly you invite us on our own path to the Great Song, without any trace of ‘must have‘s’ and ‘must be‘s’, just an invitation."
Brissa Wudy, Vienna
"A beautiful visual reverie on 'the great song'"
Roshi Joan Halifax, Founder/Abbot, Upaya Institute and Zen Center
"Haunting, enchanting and very soothing"
Arun Gandhi, President, Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute
About the film
Fifty voices. Twelve countries. One question.
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.
Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq • Angeles Arrien • Rinaldo Brutoco • Michael Fitzpatrick
Gangaji • Dana Gioia • Amit Goswami • Gyuto Monks • Thich Nhat Hanh
Angela Hewitt • Chungliang Al Huang • Rabbi Irwin Kula • Tito la Rosa
Morten Lauridsen • Paul Mealor • Deva Premal • Alex Shapiro
Br. David Steindl-Rast • David Whyte • Gary Zukav and 30 more
Britten Sinfonia • Chamber Choir of Europe • Chanticleer • Ilan Chester
Michael Fitzpatrick • Angela Hewitt • Insingizi • Morten Lauridsen • Stephen Layton
Gary Malkin • Polyphony • Deva Premal • Alex Shapiro • The Singers
Stephan Thelen and others
"A timeless quest, myriad replies, and the confluence resolving in one stilling sensation — this film sings with the latent potency of an unstruck bell."
-Tamsin Smith, poet and social impact innovator
"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
"Beatific, cradled by breathtaking images...I am struck with the beauty of all aspects of this film—
the people, their words, the cinematography, and the music."
Don Schwartz, CineSource Magazine
"It's a very remarkable film, filled with wonderful people who each have their story of the song. I like the very special atmosphere, the beautiful music and ALL the wonderful nature scenes. I think it's a magnificent film - thank you very much! Tonight I'm going to a rehearsal with my choir and I will tell them all about In Search of the Great Song."
Jytte Løvaas, Denmark
"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
"BRAVO !! With visually stunning cinematography, superb editing and music,
this film will be a gift to so many, many people."
- Leilah Be, Maui, Hi
"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
"Congratulations on this inspiring film. We ALL share this universal deep human longing and eternal search for this GREAT SONG!"
-Chungliang Al Huang, Founder/President, Living Tao Foundation
"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
"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."
- Del Shilling, Seal Beach, CA
"An enchanted treasure trove; a multi-faceted prismatic invitation; an exquisite compendium of cultural creatives pondering a deeper resonant awareness"