Christopher Willits is a musician, artist and teacher based in San Francisco who believes that music and art can catalyze inner change. Willits creates meditative ambient electronic music created with guitar and voice, that is designed to overlap with his own cinematic film and video work. These immersive audiovisual experiences speak to a global audience on a universal level. His music on labels such as Ghostly International has garnered critical acclaim, sending him on continuous tours around the world. Multiple solo albums and collaborations with the likes of Ryuichi Sakamoto, Tycho, and Taylor Deupree have accounted for a diverse catalog with over 27 releases over the last 15 years. Christopher is the founder of the creative collective Overlap, and also Envelop, a spatial audio organization that creates listening spaces and open-source software tools. As an experienced teacher, Christopher strives to illuminate people’s vision and creativity in music and art and life, and has lectured at many leading institutions in the world.
I believe that music and art can catalyze inner change and that changes in our world occur when we change ourselves. As an artist, I design immersive experiences of sound and light, with the intention of creating a space for opening, reflection and transformation. As a teacher, I show others how to do this for themselves and aid them in creating what they love. The experiences I share are informed by my practices of meditation and Tai Chi. I express the gratitude, wonder and inspiration of being on this planet with you, right now.