Song of the New Earth (educational)

  • Directed by: Ward Serrill
  • Produced by: Sophie Jane Moretimer and Betsy Chasse
Released: 2014
Running Time: 87 mins
Subtitles: English,
Subjects: Art Music and Design, Religious Studies

 Discussion Guide

SONG OF THE NEW EARTH features the transformative life journey of renowned sound healer, psychotherapist, and modern day mystic Tom Kenyon from a young aspiring Nashville musician to an internationally revered sound alchemist. From giant caves in the south of France to the golden-chandeliered symphony halls of Vienna to the snowy mountain peaks of Tibet, award-winning Producer/Director Ward Serrill (The Heart of the Game, Miramax) and Betsy Chasse, (co-producer, What the Bleep Do We Know!?) present Kenyon’s quest to integrate modern science’s advances in sound research with the ancient mystic traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, Yoga, mystical Christianity, Shamanism, Egyptian alchemy, and more. A visual and aural feast, SONG OF THE NEW EARTH provides viewers with a distinctive and intimate portrait of one man’s mission to not only heal the human race, but ultimately our precious planet. A transcendent, original, and healing experience, this unique film transports viewers through Kenyon’s rare, divine gift.


  • Official Selection, Seattle International Film Festival 2014 WORLD PREMIERE 
  • Official Selection, Illuminate Film Festival 2014


“...don’t bring popcorn because you will be in an altered state.” -New Spirit Journal

A heavy dose of mysticism drives this heartfelt, stimulating new documentary...” -John Hartl, The Seattle Times

“...this unique film transports viewers through Kenyon’s divine gift.”

"Warren Serrill's documentary traces Tome Kenyon's journey fro Nashville musician to internationally celebrated sound healer and psychotherapist. Kenyon's Acoustic Brain Research, founded in 1983, has made intriguing discoveries about the effects of sound and music on the brain. In performance, Kenyon creates a diverse aural experience using bells, drums, a “singing bowl”, and his own vocal prowess to recreate animal and nature sounds. The results can either be therapeutic of baffling, depending on one's approach to the subject; indeed, Songs of the New Earth will likely polarize viewers into those who believe that Kenyon is bringing a profound new dimension to out understanding of the hunan experience, and those who think he is a New Age kook. The latter camp will find high-grade ammo in Kenyon's talk of encounters with aliens during his meditation spells and his repeated visions of whales in flights (both of which are visualized here in animation). On the flip side, however, Kenyon is an articulate advocate of the importance of sound in achieving a body-min-spirit balance, and his integration of contemporary sonic research with ancient traditions (Tibetan Buddhism, shamanism, Egyptian alchemy, etc.) is often fascinating. Bottom line: if viewers approach Kenyon with an open mind on some topics and grain of salt on others, they may fin themselves both entertained and enlightened. DVD extras include additional teachings by Kenyon, and a guide to overtone chanting. Recommended." - Video Librarian