Sound ∆ Light
Nov 18, 2013
Thanks to everyone that came out to my show at The California Academy of Sciences. Was an excellent experience in the Aquarium, and wonderful work created by our CCA graduate students. My friends Howard and Danny from All of it Now created a huge projection map of my images behind me on a long curved surface, and Jeff Pierre joined me on drums for a couple of pieces.
Photos here, top to bottom by the talented @samueljkim, @rheayo, and @mentamoto (on instagram).
I'm @willits on instagram, feel free to tag and mention me on your own photos of my shows.
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Sep 25, 2013
Amazing that it was a little over 3 years ago when Ghostly International released my album "Tiger Flower Circle Sun". I learn incredible things from everything I create, and those lessons emerge into new forms of process and expression. Each project defining a space for the next. I now fully realize that this album was a huge turning point from where I have been, to where I'm at now. It felt like a bridge when I was creating this music, but now that I'm finishing a new solo album I realize how meaningful it all was.
Aug 13, 2013
The University of Montana School of Music is hosting the Mountain Computer Music Festival.
I'll be playing outside in this beautiful part of the country. Performing a few new improvised pieces. For those of you in the area, I hope to see you there! I rarely play here and it will be great to connect.
Friday, September 6, 2013 - 7:30pm
Phyllis Washington Park Amphitheater, 32 Campus Drive, Missoula MT 59802
Photo by Celeste Lindahl from California Academy of Sciences July 18th, 2013
Jul 31, 2013
A new essay about "Listening Garden" was just published at the new Fluid Radio website.
This release was the creative documentation of a multichannel surround sound installation that Taylor Deupree and I created at The Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media in 2004. Writing by John Boursnell- http://www.fluid-radio.co.uk/2013/07/listening-garden/
Distant sounding swells are joined by a bubbling loop, droplets of sound overlap with clicks and ringing tones. All the time, a background space that feels far removed from the hard-drive edit – the sealed, ultra-real presence of modern electronics. Listen closely, and there are voices, the occasional clatter of cutlery. Sounds move from the specific foreground to the general background – there is the sense of these little stretches of colour existing alongside human activity. This is Listening Garden, by Taylor Deupree and Christopher Willits, released by Line in 2007. Assembled from recordings of the Listening Garden installation created by Deupree and Willits at the YCAM arts centre in Yamaguchi, Japan in June 2004, we can see the recorded, physical version as a slice of activity, a thirty-four minute stretch of space, that offers a glimpse of the original artwork.
“Once someone listens to this work, the intention of our decisions, our creative process, transcends words or history and becomes part of that person’s experience. Perhaps our intention of creating a relaxing space shines through to that individual, or perhaps it becomes something totally different.”