Roshi Joan Halifax, Founder/Abbot, Upaya Institute and Zen Center
"I felt like a child looking with its parents at a picture book that helps in understanding life."
Brissa Wudy, Vienna
"Haunting, enchanting and very soothing"
Arun Gandhi, President, Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute
"Filmmaking at its most transcendent."
-Mirabai Starr, Author, God of Love / Caravan of No Despair
"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
"Bigger than life and like coming home. This film is epic."
- Vivi de Farias, Vocalist/Music Educator, Germany & Brazil
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
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
"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
"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
"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
"BRAVO !! With visually stunning cinematography, superb editing and music,
this film will be a gift to so many, many people."
- Leilah Be, Maui, Hi
"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
"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
"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
"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."