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View our 18-minute series introduction,
In The Beginning Was The Song.

 

About The Film Series, 'In Search of The Great Song'

Our film series, In Search of The Great Song, explores and celebrates an inherent connection to an underlying creative 'pulse', emerging and expressing individually and uniquely by everyone and everything.

At the same time, we are investigating an epidemic-scale phenomena throughout both the industrial and developing world- people afraid to sing, or express their creative self, unless they believe it is 'perfect'.

Our intention is to inspire the remembrance of the underlying creative connection and encourage creative expression.

A series of feature documentaries is in development,
each episode featuring a different aspect of expression around the theme of 'The Great Song'. The films include both known and unknown artists, scientists, elders and youth.

Our first release, 'Shining Night: A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen, gives audiences a closeup of the man behind the most frequently performed choral music of modern history, uncovering the key to the enduring nature of his music.

Subsequent episodes provide in-depth exploration of 'The Great Song' in relation to Indigenous Cultures, Songmaking, Healing, Life Transitions, Youth at Risk, Spontaneity, Media, Science, and other themes.

BACKGROUND

We develop resources and programs which help


Cultivate self-acceptance
Empower and encourage self-worth
Demonstrate the power of the present
Reduce anxiety around loss
Liberate creativity
Build artistic bridges between people and cultures
Rekindle the spirit beyond the belief in separation

We Offer:

Film & audio recordings
International outreach and language arts
Programs delivered through community networks including:
schools, libraries, hospitals, hospices, churches, choirs
Programs designed for both Youth & Adults
Developing corporate and nonprofit partnerships and alliances


Applying creative, therapeutic and ceremonial use of song to societal transitions

Consumer to creator: In Search of The Great Song (documentaryseries)
'No Voice Left Behind' / 'Occupy Your Voice' media campaigns
Sanctuary of Song Retreats
Facilitator Training

Audio Resources previously funded through private sponsorship:

The Honoring- a musical ceremony for community healing and growth
SongSourcing TrackPack One- resource for songmaking as a creative healing art
In Search of The Great Song-
- documentary series (seed funding received)

Applying creative, therapeutic and ceremonial use of song
to societal transition
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Trailers & Clips from 'In Search of The Great Song' film series

 

 


In Search Of The Great Song: Trailer

Could there be a song inside all of us?
A documentary series about the song that connects us all.
(2012 Release)

 


 

In Search Of The Great Song: Series Episode: 'Hymn to The Great Song'
A Benedictine monk, Brother David Steindl-Rast, speaks of the song of silence,
with reference to St. Francis and the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke.


A documentary series about the song that connects us all.
 
In Search Of The Great Song: Series Episode: 'Windows To Other Worlds
A Swiss mathematician and musician, Stephan Thelen, reflects on the possibility
of the existence of a great song behind all the songs we hear.


A documentary series about the song that connects us all.
 
In Search Of The Great Song: 'Beginner's Mind with Nick Woolsey
An international firedancer and master 'Poi' instructor describes the perils of
being 'really good' at something- and the joy of discovery possible in learning to sing.


A documentary series about the song that connects us all.
 
In Search Of The Great Song: 'Vespers' Segment
Singing can be a portal into other worlds- in this segment,
the enduring power of Rachmaninav's Vespers is explored.


A documentary series about the song that connects us all.
(2011 Release)
 

In Search Of The Great Song: Trailer #2
Could there be a song inside all, wanting to free us?
A documentary series about the song that connects us all.
(2011 Release)

 

Green Hospice/Living Bridges Education, the 501 c(3) nonprofit sponsor
of Song Without Borders, supports those in transition.