About the Team

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Doris Laesser Stillwater
Co-Founder, Song Without Borders

With over forty years counseling and group leadership, Doris is a psychologist (Psych.FH) whose work draws from C.G. Jung analysis, Gestalt therapy, Bodytherapy, energy trauma work, Insight Meditation and Tibetan Buddhism. Known for her wisdom, insight, and access to vast resources of philosophy, spirituality and world music, she helps people in transition through personal sessions and retreats in Europe and America.

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Michael & Doris

Together, Michael and Doris collaborate on works which meet the soul.  Their creative focus has been instrumental in producing the audio resource Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying, the music recordings The Honoring and Stillwater: Intuitive Music/Empathic Songs, as well as the award-winning films Shining NightIn Search of the Great Song  and Beyond the Fear of Singing. They reside in Finland and travel internationally.

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Camille Adair
Executive Director, Living Bridges

Camille Adair, RN is the Director of the Institute for Systemic Relational Health and the Executive Director of Living Bridges. She facilitates and teaches family constellation work combined with Jungian depth- psychology and mindfulness-based emotional intelligence, and is director and producer of the award-winning documentary Solace: Wisdom of the Dying, which she created after working as a hospice nurse for over a decade. She is engaged in a new leadership and mental health paradigm led by truth, paradox and phenomenology. Camille is dedicated to relearning human connection as part of the natural world and believes that Love is our greatest technology. Aware of the vital role of the arts in wellness was part of her original vision for creating Living Bridges, fiscal sponsor of Song Without Borders.

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Joel Helmlinger
Video Post-Production

An expert in video post-production, Joel has contributed in bringing all three of our feature documentaries into a high calibre of professionalism. He resides in Zug, Switzerland.

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Evelyn Schmelzer
Assistant

Deeply connected to nature, a Doctor of natural science, Evelyn pursued an academic study of the sound of crickets deep in the Venezuelan rainforest before gradually shifting from an external to an internal investigation. Sound has been an important companion on her journey, drawing her both to the music of Michael and her own guitar playing.

Archivist of the intuitive music of Michael, she assists in his programs and resources, e.g. audio recording and editing for seminars. She resides in Graz, Austria.

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Dan Alvarez
Audio Post-Production

Dan Alvarez has contributed to our audio productions for two decades. His composing, arranging, sound design, production, and performing credits include dozens of recordings, as well as a multitude of radio and television commercials, feature and industrial films, video games, and network television series. He has been the recipient of two Emmy awards.

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Gary Malkin
Film Composer

Gary Malkin, whose music infuses two of our films, In Search of the Great Song and Beyond the Fear of Singing, has been a musical and creative collaborator with us for decades. He is a multiple Emmy, CLIO, and ASCAP award-winning composer, producer and recording artist dedicated to making a difference in the world by creating music-driven media and events that inspire the heart and catalyze individual and social healing.

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Ursula Lamberson Straumann
Patronness

A visionary philanthropist, Ursula has supported Song Without Borders from the beginning-  providing key seed funding, significant creative contributions, and major event hosting.

 

She is also a gifted pianist and healing practitioner utilizing a variety of healing modalities, all of which ultimately led her to the recognition of the healing power of sound and vibration.

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Honoring

The experience of the Great Song guides our creative process.

If you resonate with our vision we welcome your involvement–
participate in our programs and events, use our resources to support your own journey, host our films and programs, and more.


Thank you for your interest in this ongoing exploration!

People in the Film

Song Without Borders interviews people from around the world to share their perspective on creative experience and the inner life. Read more about some of these unique individuals.

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Song Without Borders

To contact send email or write:

In USA:
Song Without Borders c/o Michael Stillwater
3 Monroe Parkway Suite P #231
Lake Oswego, OR 97035, USA

In Europe:
Michael Stillwater
Intiankatu 40A
00560 Helsinki, Finland

Song Without Borders is an inspirational arts education project of Living Bridges, a 501 (c)3 organization based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, supporting sustainability in healthcare and hospice through education and the arts.

 

You may visit the Living Bridges website here.