CHRISTOPHER WILLITS


BIO

Christopher is an artist and musician based in San Francisco who believes that sound and listening can create a space of inspiration, relaxation, and help us to see the big picture of our existence. Immersive ambient electronic music, created with guitar, voice, and environmental sounds, creates a space that is gentle yet powerful. Often overlapping with earth-inspired photos and videos he creates, his artistry has forged a world-wide audience that listens intently. Pioneering solo albums on 12k and Ghostly International, along with collaborations with Ryuichi Sakamoto, Tycho, and many others, has created a prolific and diverse catalog of sound. Christopher is also the director and co-founder of Envelop, a nonprofit organization with a mission to amplify the social and emotional benefits of music through immersive listening spaces and spatial audio production software. Envelop has hosted over 125 events and has revealed a social need for shared immersive listening. 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 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, Tai Chi and work with plant medicines. I express the gratitude, wonder and inspiration of being on this planet with you, right now.