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Apr 22, 2013

Photos from Overlap + Ableton + Public Works Event

Here are a few photos from my performance on April 4th at the Overlap + Ableton event at Public Works in SF. This is a new piece I'm currently working on, sound and image. More images of my set are here.

Photo recap of the event on

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Mar 6, 2013

April 4 Performance in SF - Ableton Premiere Event

I'm performing at this event on April 4th at Public Works in SF! Very excited. My org Overlap is designing the night with Ableton and Public Works. Going to be ao good one. Education and performances coming together. Here's all the info and flyer-

RSVP on Facebook

Tickets here ($5 pre-sale / $10 at the door)

Ableton is proud to be partnering with Public Works and for a rare combination of exclusive artist performances and presentations at Public Works, San Francisco on April 4, 2013. Come see and experience Live 9 and Push, Ableton's new and unique hardware instrument, through a series of workshops by Ableton Certified Trainers and artists aimed at exploring new techniques for music making. Following the presentations, witness a range of forward thinking techniques for stage, through an inspiring line up of unique artist performances. Whether you are a seasoned musician, music lover, Ableton user or just discovering Live for the first time, expect this event to be an insightful and exciting experience for all attendees.

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Jan 8, 2013

Willits + Tycho at the Independent

I'm performing Fri, January 18th at the Independent in San Francisco with Tycho.
Tickets are sold out but I'll randomly gift a guest list spot to someone who mentions it on Twitter
(@Willits and @ISO50) or Facebook.

Will be performing guitar + voice pieces that are growing with video.
Hope to see you there + more info below.

Christopher Willits

@ The Independent - 628 Divisadero, SF
Doors 8:30PM
More info

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Dec 11, 2012

Academy of Sciences + Independent with Tycho

I'll be performing new work at the Independent in SF with Tycho, Friday Jan 18th, 2013.
Tickets going fast for this, you can grab one here. It will be a beautiful night.

Thursday Dec 13th, I'll be a guest performer, improvising in an aquarium with Manitous (Slayers Club, Public Works) at The California Academy of Sciences. The Academy has been doing some wonderful things. More soon about another event that I'm working on with them on Jan 17th.

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Oct 24, 2012

Plateaux Festival - Warsaw - Nov 17, 2012

I'll be performing at the Plateaux Festival Nov 17th in Warsaw Poland. Glad to be back in Europe for this awesome event. The festival, it's 3rd edition, "is a unique synthesis of sound and video work from leading artists around the world". It's an honor to be performing.

Plateaux Festival November 17, 2012
Venue: 1500M2 ul. Solec 18 / 8PM
More info on the festival website 
Info on Facebook / Instagram

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Oct 23, 2012

Thank You Japan.

The tour in Japan was incredible. 9th time in Japan and this tour was the best.
I played six shows in support of Ancient Future my new album with Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Two shows in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Fukuoka, Kanazawa.
I felt such a lucid and clear connection with the audiences at each event.
Our consciousness was connecting, opening, through the vibration of sound/light.

Throughout the performances I tried out new material that I'm currently working on for my next solo project. This series of events validated the path, it's feeling very resonant.
Now back in San Francisco, and I'm going to record live studio versions of these audiovisual pieces.

Thanks to everyone who came out and shared their love. I am absolutely humbled and grateful.

Many more photos shared from the tour on my Facebook Page and @willits on Twitter and Instagram.

Live at Yoenji Temple, Tokyo (w/ Corey Fuller).

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Oct 3, 2012

Japan Tour Prep, New Projects, CCA

It's been an amazing month. So many things are growing at the same time. Every moment is an opportunity to refine, and relax into it, creating deeper.

Preparing for Japan tour October 8-22. All dates here.

I've been working on my next solo album, created from many of the recordings I made at SnowGhost studio in Montana recently. ...

... New videos are emerging from over 1500 "moving photographs" that I have taken over the last couple years. I've recently completed my first photo pigment prints. I'll be sharing these soon in a new online shop. My Tai Chi and meditation practice keeps flowing deeper and deeper. I'm now teaching my first Tai Chi student as well, an amazingly talented acupuncturist and healer who had heard about the old form I practice.
It's all connected.

+ This summer I was invited to teach a class in the Graduate Design program at The California College of the Arts (CCA). I developed a new course that encapsulates so much I have learned, titled "Sound + Image Resonance". This has been moving along really well, in our fifth week now. Incredible students, ludic work, and it's providing a body for many concepts and ideas that I have discovered over the years.

+ + New release by The Maidu out on Overlap October 4th. Keep an eye out for this beautiful album and photo print we created.

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Jul 30, 2012

Willits + Sakamoto - Ancient Future - Out Now

Willits + Sakamoto "Ancient Future" is released internationally today.

Buy the CD and Vinyl here.
Digital- Mp3 320 / Flac / AAC / Ogg here.
You can listen to the album stream here.

This album came together so fluidly. Every aspect of this release was dialed into the intention of the album- to create a space of opening and release. It has been a beautiful flowing process of collaboration. Sakamoto and I complete each other's thoughts here. After 10 years of putting out music, exploring and listening to my creative process, I feel like I have truly begun with this album. Everything I have learned so far, creatively, technically, and spiritually has come to this expression. We are so happy, grateful, and humbled to share this sound with you.

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Jul 3, 2012

East Coast Performances in August

Christopher Willits will be playing a couple select shows in the east coast following the release of his latest album collaboration with Pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto, Ancient Future (out on Ghostly August 7th).

Willits will perform new work in NYC at the Cameo Gallery on August 8th, and a few days before at Dreamland in Martha's Vineyard.

August 5th - Dreamland - Oak Bluffs / Martha's Vineyard, MA. - RSVP here
August 8th - Cameo Gallery - Williamsburg, NYC, NY. - RSVP here. Tickets here.

All event info here.

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May 4, 2012

LISTEN - tonight at Stanford University

Tonight at 7:30pm I begin a series with Overlap and Stanford / CCRMA called LISTEN.
We will be playing back exclusive sound pieces in a 22.4 surround sound dome (22 speakers and 4 subs), acheiving maximum sound / body vibration and immersion. I created this event as a place and time to relax deep, and to bring people together in a unique experience that trancends a traditional concert format. We will be playing some beautiful pieces from some great sound artists- RIchard Chartier, Swako, Sebastien Roux, Greg Davis, and Gregg Kowalsky. A reception at CCRMA will end the evening. Would love to see you there.

Below is a photo of the Listening Room at CCRMA / Stanford, the sound dome that we will be inside tonight. All detals about the event can be found here. Doors are at 7:30, directions here.
lease come early, get comfortable and feel free to bring pillows or blankets to lay down in the space. 

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