Sound ∆ Light
Apr 22, 2013
Apr 15, 2013
Jan 8, 2013
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.
Dec 11, 2012
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.
Dec 4, 2012
Oct 3, 2012
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.
Jul 30, 2012
Willits + Sakamoto "Ancient Future" is released internationally today.
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.
Jun 12, 2012
After 10 years of releasing 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. I am so happy, grateful, and humbled to share this music and process with you.
The album "Ancient Future" will be released by Ghostly International in August 2012.
Pre-release orders for CDs and vinyl can be made here - http://ghostly.com/releases/
Pioneering guitarist/artist Christopher Willits and legendary pianist/composer Ryuichi Sakamoto have carved a niche as central figures in the experimental electronic music scene. Sakamoto, a Grammy and Academy Award winning composer, and founding member of YMO, has had a storied career since the 1970s. Willits, a generation younger, is forging his own prolific path, creating some of the past decade's most unique guitar-based music and live audiovisual performances around the world. Their collaborations together are feats of peerless musicianship and sonic invention, being described as "two visionary musicians willing to explore a common creative ground" (The Milk Factory). Ocean Fire, their first album together, emerged from the creative depths in 2008 to critical acclaim. 2012 now brings us the duo's latest offering, Ancient Future, which cements their strength as masters of tranquil ambience, lush piano chords and beautiful, elongated guitar tones.
Jun 8, 2012
In San Francisco June and July, creating, meditating, teaching. Thanks to those asking me to perform in different places but I must stay here this summer. Letting the creative process grow where it needs to go, expressing the love and visions through sound and light. It's all integrating. So grateful and devoted.
May 15, 2012
May 8, 2012
Full moon from an ancient volcano. Green lens flare aligned between the stars. This was an amazing moment early Sunday morning. 30sec exposures creating a time-lapse. Incredibly bright and huge moon.
Can't wait to share all of the new video and music I've been creating. Giving it some extra time and space to become what it will be. Project updates coming up soon.
May 5, 2012