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 25 releases over the last 15 years. Christopher is the founder of the creative collective Overlap, and also Envelop, a spatial audio platform that creates Ambisonic sound spaces and open source software tools. As a devoted teacher, Christopher strives to illuminate people’s creativity in music and art, and has lectured at many leading institutions in the world.
I design experiences of sound and light, with the intention of creating a space for opening, reflection and transformation. I also show others how to do this for themselves, and aid them in creating what they love. I believe that both the experience and process of creating music and art can catalyze inner change. Changes in our world occur when we change ourselves. The experiences I share are informed by my practice of meditation, Tai Chi and shamanic work with plant teachers. I express the gratitude, wonder and inspiration of being on this planet with you, right now.