Michael Stillwater Artist Founder


Visit our nonprofit partner, Song Without Borders,
to view inspirational, contemplative films.

Welcome to a world of musical reflection and creative engagement, healing songs and chants, instrumental music, spoken word meditations, contemplative film and photography.

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Enjoy our award-winning films, produced in association with our nonprofit partner, Song Without Borders at the Great Song.

Shining Night: A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen (2012), 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, Asheville Cinema Festival; Audience Choice Award, Friday Harbor Film Festival.

In Search of the Great Song
- Fifty voices. Twelve countries. One question. (2016)
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?" Winner, Best Documentary, Moondance International Film Festival, Eugene Film Festival.

Beyond the Fear of Singing: Unlock Your Voice, Release Your Song- (2019)
Third film in our series, focused on the global pheonomenon of people who don't believe they can sing. Filmed in Australia, India, Europe and America over a ten year span. Recipient awards, Hollywood Intn'l Independent Documentary Awards, Canada Intn'l Film Festival.

Embrace your relationship with mortality through our landmark audio resource, Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying, offering messages of inspiration, insight and comfort scored with original music by film composer Gary Malkin. Featuring the spoken voices of Ram Dass, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Thich Naht Hahn and others, Graceful Passages helps alleviate fear and supports meaningful conversations.

Reconnect with your inner creative life through Song Sanctuary seminar. As one-day, weekend, or six-day retreat, the program features methods for reconnecting, including ChantWave (a community singing event), SongSourcing (a creative songmaking method), The Honoring (a musical healing ceremony) and our film series. For those on a musical path, our new SongLife Training program supports development in songwriting, intuitive songmaking and songleading, as well as guitar artistry. 

Learn to play and share this music through a collection of 108 of Michael's original songs and chants in two volumes: A Treasury of Song and A Treasury of Chant. For those interested in the guitar, discover a rich collection of musical exercises with No Mind Guitar: Contemplative Practice on Six Strings.

Receive an intuitive songportrait from Michael, recorded for ongoing inspiration.

Read Michael's monthly column in Wall Street International Magazine (scroll below bio to a collection of archived articles and stories).

May these programs and resources help you rediscover and enjoy the power of your own, unique song. - Michael

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