Available The FIlm The immersive score Dreaming of Whales by Christel Veraart, commissioned by ILLUMINATE Film Festival’s curatorial team, was originally meant as a stand-alone meditative soundscape. However, just three weeks prior to the festival when director Sebastian Jobst first heard and was overwhelmed by Veraart’s Dreaming of Whales score, he immediately set out to create a second film […]

ILLUMINATE Film Festival and Sedona Conservatory present DREAMING OF WHALES: Film/Music Premiere & Conversation with Composer Christel Veraart and Russell Fox on Sunday, June 27 at 2 PM PST at Sedona’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Award-winning Sedona-based composer and singer Christel Veraart will discuss the nearly mystical creative process of composing film scores and working with equally creative film […]

Being married to a marine biologist has opened worlds that weren’t known to me before. Among many other intriguing wonders of the ocean world he introduced me to Velella Velella, or as they are known in layman speak, “by the wind sailors”. These intriguing creatures, so I learned, have a small rigid sail that projects […]

RUSSELL LAWRENCE FOX, conductor and music director of the internationally broadcast Hollywood Bowl Easter Sunrise Service 1983-2006, was Founder/Director of Performing Arts for International Relief, Conductor of the Bel Canto Symphony and Master Symphony, Los Angeles, as well as Conductor of the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra. Having served as Board President of the Northern League […]

Images Mixed is a collaboration of award winning composer Christel Veraart and Chris Jules. They met in Alaska where Christel was about to perform at the Anchorage Museum and needed a hand. Running video, sound and perform are just too much for one person. Rumor had it that Chris, who for many years had been […]