This year has seen a continuation of positive response for our first feature film, Shining Night, winning its fourth Best Documentary award at the Asheville Cinema Festival. Shining Night introduces the story and music of National Medal of Arts recipient Morten Lauridsen, of whom musicologist Nick Strimple wrote ‘the only American composer who can be called a mystic’. The film’s narrative includes the composer’s creating his magnum opus, “Lux Aeterna,” to help cope with the death of his mother. This choral work, together with others of his compositions, such as “O Magnum Mysterium” and “Nocturnes,” has brought comfort and inspiration to millions throughout America and across the world.
A new project has reached its pilot stage: Infusus: Imagery and Music for Healing & Relaxation. Designed to provide relaxation and contemplative reflection, particularly for those in hospital rehab or palliative care, Infusus features soundtracks of soothing and inspirational music combined together with video and photography of natural landscapes.
The non-language aspect of this project lends itself to international application. Our first pilot of this project is on the in-house media system of Kantonspital Glarus, a hospital serving Kanton Glarus an hour south of Zurich, Switzerland.by