Christopher Willits is an artist – an electronic music and guitar pioneer, composer, producer, photographer, filmmaker and system designer. Named “the Picasso of sound” (Tokafi), Christopher uses his self-designed software tools to “paint with his guitar” (Pitchfork), creating “mesmerizing, intricate electronic soundscapes” (Nowness) and lush audiovisual performances of weaving patterns, texture, and harmony. Willits creates immersive experiences of overlapping sound and light. Working solo and in collaboration with the likes of Ryuichi Sakamoto, Matmos, Zach Hill (Hella/Death Grips), and Taylor Deupree, Christopher has released over 20 albums within the last decade. Willits is based in San Francisco and has a master’s degree in electronic music from Mills College, where he studied with Pauline Oliveros and Fred Frith. In addition Willits is the founder / director of Overlap.org .
I create experiences of sound and light, with the intention of setting a space for opening and reflection. Art is a process for sublime communication through which the validation or transformation of one’s own connection to everything, can occur. My work expresses and explores my experience- the gratitude, wonder and reverence of it all.