Our first feature documentary release, Shining Night, tells the story of a man, an island, and music that moves the world. ('a heartening rarity', Wall Street Journal; Winner, Best Documentary, DC Indie Film Festival & Eugene Film Festival; Audience Choice Award, Friday Harbor Film Festival)
Produced by Michael Stillwater and his wife, Doris Laesser Stillwater, Shining Night provides an inspiring glimpse into the life and music of National Medal of Arts recipient Morten Lauridsen, "the only American composer in history who can be called a mystic" (Nick Strimple, musicologist). Available as a DVD, 4-CD soundtrack, or both. A giftbook of images and text from the film, Morten Lauridsen's Waldron Island Reflections, is now available.
Our bestselling audio resource, Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying, offers messages of inspiration, insight and comfort scored with original music by film composer Gary Malkin. Featuring spoken voices including Ram Dass, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and Thich Naht Hahn, Graceful Passages helps alleviate fear and supports meaningful conversations around mortality and spirituality.
To experience music and interactive creative opportunities in person, reconnect to 'the music of you' through Song Sanctuary, a one-day or weekend seminar- or as a six-day retreat in an Italian monastery. Song Sanctuary includes ChantWave (a community singing event), SongSourcing (a creative songmaking method), The Honoring (a musical healing ceremony) and our film series.
May these programs and recordings help you rediscover and enjoy the sound of your own, unique song.- Michael
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Feel Like Home- words & music by Michael Stillwater