About the Team

Doris Laesser Stillwater
Co-Founder, Song Without Borders

With over forty years counseling and group leadership, Doris is a psychologist (Dipl.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.

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 recording The Honoring, and the films Shining Night and In Search of the Great Song, and Beyond the Fear of Singing.  They reside in Finland and travel internationally.

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Gary Malkin
Film Composer

Gary Malkin, whose music infuses both 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

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.

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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Inner Harmony

To contact send email or write:

Inner Harmony c/o Michael Stillwater
3 Monroe Parkway Suite P #231
Lake Oswego, OR 97035, USA

In Europe:
Michael Stillwater
Erlenstr. 17
8753 Mollis, Switzerland