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"Graceful Passages" with Gary Malkin
Composer Gary Malkin is a multiple Emmy, Clio and ASCAP award winner whose music for Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying is used in hospices worldwide to assist the dying in peaceful transitions. He will speak with us about his work and the power of music as medicine for the heart and soul.
Gary Malkin is a seven time Emmy award-winning composer, producer, performer and public speaker dedicated to making a difference in the world by creating music-driven media and experiences that inspire the heart and catalyze individual and societal healing. As a keynote presenter, he is passionate about the vital role music, media, and the arts can play during these extraordinary times of change as an innovative tool to enhance our humanity, deepen our sense of meaning in our lives, and cultivate greater emotional/social intelligence in an increasingly complex and distracted world.
As a composer for numerous award-winning television and film projects for nearly thirty years as well as an Immersive Strategist/Artistic Director for conferences worldwide, Gary is known for participating in globally acclaimed projects that support environmental sustainability, spiritual tolerance, childrens health and welfare, cancer research, and cross-cultural healing. He just received Hollywood Music in Media Awards Best Soundtrack Award in the Indie Feature Documentary category for his work on the groundbreaking film, Thrive: What on Earth Will It Take? Gary is the co-creator (with music pioneer and award-winning filmmaker, Michael Stillwater) of the internationally acclaimed CD/book, Graceful Passages, released by the life-enhancing media company, Wisdom of the World, which offers aesthetic ways to help face life transitions with greater mindfulness, presence, and compassion.
In 2011, he co-authored another CD/Book called Safe in the Arms of Love, which just received an award from an International organization focusing on Pre and Peri Natal Psychology. The work focuses on the compelling power of music to assist parents amidst the ever-present digital distractions that threaten the bonding process between parents and newborns. Malkin has also just produced a new genre called WisdomFilms Media for Human Being, short-format films for stress reduction and heart/mind integration (available now on Hulu.com).
In 2008, Chris Anderson, the CEO and curator of TED commissioned Gary to create the theme music for the global broadcast phenomenon, Pangea Day. He also has served as Artistic Director for the 04 and 06 Quest for Global Healing Conferences in Bali, Indonesia as well as the Global Philanthropy Forum in 2014. In 2008, Gary performed on the stage of the Great Hall of China just preceding the Beijing Olympics. An in-demand public speaker, he has presented his vision of new ways to use music for life-balance and social intelligence at places such as Google, Harvards Conference on Spirituality and Health, Scripps Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, and The Institute for Functional Medicine.
Gary has been featured on the national PBS Series, Healing Quest many times. He has also been featured on,The Huffington Post, and countless radio talk shows promoting a greater understanding of the power of music as an essential resource for inspiration, emotional intelligence, life/balance integration. Whether inspiring audiences, creating media that opens peoples hearts, or developing healing resources, Gary is a master of using music and media to reconnect us to what matters most.