CHRISTOPHER WILLITS


BIO

Christopher Willits is an artist and musician based in San Francisco, California. His focus on spatial ambient music has created a pioneering and diverse catalog of solo albums and collaborations, including two albums with Ryuichi Sakamoto, collaborations with Tycho, and a Grammy nomination (Guitar on "In Love and Longing"). As one of the core artists on the Ghostly International label roster since 2004, Willits continues to make a lasting mark on ambient electronic music. Christopher is also the co-founder and director of Envelop, a nonprofit with a mission to amplify the power of music through immersive listening spaces and open source spatial audio software tools. As an experienced teacher and educator, Christopher helps to illuminate people’s vision and path in music, art and life, and has lectured at many leading institutions in the world. Christopher also teaches meditation techniques that often accompany his immersive music experiences.


ARTIST STATEMENT

I believe that music and art can catalyze inner change, and those changes within ourselves can influence changes in the world.  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, Tai Chi and work with plant medicines. I express the gratitude, wonder and inspiration of being on this planet together.