CV
b. 1986, Ontario, Canada
christopherwilles.com

Education:
MFA, Bard College, Milton Avery Graduate School, NY, USA, 2014
Dramaturgy internship, Dancemakers, Toronto, Canada, 2010/11
Transgressions in Interdisciplinary art practices, Lead by Atom Egoyan, University of Toronto, 2008
Bmus, University of Toronto, Faculty of Music, Canada, 2008

Select Awards/Honours:
2017 Toronto Dora Awards Nominee, audio / composition theatre
2017 Toronto Arts Council, Artists Library Residency Grant
2017 Toronto Arts Council, Media Art Project Grant
2016 Catherine Boettcher Fellowship, Macdowell Colony, USA
2016 Chalmers Art Fellowship, Ontario Arts Council
2016 Ontario Arts Council, Media Art project
2016 Canada Council for the Arts, music residency
2016 Toronto Dora Awards Nominee, audio / composition dance
2015 Toronto Dora Awards Nominee, audio / composition theatre
2014/13/12 MFA fellowship, Bard College
2013 Canada Council for the Arts, music residency  
2013 Canada Council for the Arts, music project
2012 Canada Council for the Arts, music project
2012 Ontario Arts Council, Inter-Arts Project
2012 Toronto Dora Awards, juror
2010 Toronto Arts Council, Music project
2010 Canada Council for the Arts, Media Art residency    
2008 The University of Toronto, Media-Art project
2008 The University of Toronto, ‘alumni leadership award                                       

Select performance projects:

2017 Listening Choir, co-creation with Adam Kinner, FIERCE FESTIVAL, Birmingham, UK
Other presentations: Summerworks (Toronto, 2015), INTERSITE Visual Arts Festival (Calgary, 2015), Open Ears Festival (Kitchener, 2016), Art of the Danforth (Toronto, 2016), Waterfront Toronto (2017)
2017 Other Jesus, Public Recordings, Co-Produced by Festival TransAmériques, Premiere: Toronto
2016 Atitled, Simon Portigal, Premiere: Summerworks festival, Toronto
2016 radios, Ame Hnderson, Premiere:  Dancing on the edge, Vancouver
Other Presentations: NAC (Ottawa, 2017)
2016 Jackie Burroughs is Dead…, D.A Hoskins, Premiere: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
2016 Ithaca, Evan Webber, Premiere: Flowchart, Toronto
2015 LEGS TOO, Fado Performance Art Centre, Toronto
2015 We Talked For Hours, Premiere: Lumiere Festival, Sydney Nova Scotia
2015 Reading Listening, Premiere: Videofag, Toronto
2015 mOther + Dark. Meaningless. Touch, Premiere: Tangente, Montreal
2014 Antigone Dead People, Small wooden Shoe/ Dracom, Premiere: Sound Live Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Other presentations: Tranzac Club (Toronto, 2013)
2014 Dark. Meaningless. Touch, Premiere: Long Winter, Toronto
2014 Hammer, Cathy Gordon, Premiere: Experimentica Festival, Cardiff, Whales
Other Presentations: Theatre Centre (Toronto, 2015)
2014 Rehearsal/performance, Ame Henderson/ Public Recordings, Premiere: Art Gallery of Ontario
2014/16 Concord Floral, Suburban Beast / Jordan Tannahill, Premiere: Theatre Centre, Toronto
Other presentations: PuSh Festival (Vancouver, 2017), NAC (Ottawa, 2016), Canadian Stage (Toronto, 2017), Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (BC, 2016)
2014 Listening at the CLGA, Premiere: Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives, Rhubarb Festival, Toronto
2014 Voyager, Ame Henderson/Jennifer Castle, Premiere: Toronto Dance Theatre, Toronto
Other Presentations: Festival Transamerique (Montreal, 2015), Art Gallery Of Ontario (Toronto, 2015)
2014 Around, Dancemakers, Toronto,
2013 Listening to Cynthia [with Adam Kinner], Premiere: Studio 303, Montreal
2013 HiFi, Premiere: Dancemakers, Toronto
2013 Nightshift (Brendan Fernandez + Michael Trent) Premiere: Toronto Nuit Blanche Festival, Toronto
2013/14 Loveloss, Michael Trent, Premiere: Dancemakers, Toronto
Other Presentations: Agora Danse (Montreal, 2014), Canada Dance Festival (Ottawa, 2014)
2012 Adaptation Project, Michael Trent, Premiere: Dancemakers, Toronto
2011 Toronto Unconference, Small Wooden Shoe and Dancemakers, Toronto
2010 50 minute ring, Myra Davies, Premiere: The Music Gallery, X-Avant Festival, Toronto, Canada 

Select dance and performance dramaturgy:

2017 Clara Furey, Cosmic Love, Premiere: Danse Danse, Montreal
2017 Atitled, Simon Portigal, Premiere: The MAI, Montreal
2016 Performing Performance, Ellen Furey, Premiere: Summerworks Festival, Toronto
Other presentations: HATCH Horbourfront Centre (Toronto, 2017)
2016 radios, Ame Hnderson, Premiere:  Dancing on the edge, Vancouver
Other Presentations: NAC (Ottawa, 2017)
2016 New Creation, Soft Matter / Meryem Alaoui, Toronto
2016 C’EST PAR LA FRAGILITÉ … , Adam Kinner / Noémie Solomon, Premiere: Tangente, Montreal
2015 Sand Body, Soft Matter / Meryem Alaoui, Premiere: Summerworks performance festival, Toronto
Other presentations: Tangente (Montreal, 2017)
2015 Untitled, Ellen Furey, Premiere: The Current Sessions, Wild Project, NYC
2015 Rosé Porn, initial creation residency, Zoja Smutny, Premiere: Dancemakers
2015 Fear Makes All The Difference, Julia Male, Premiere: Flow Chart at Dancemakers, Toronto
2012 RENVOI, Soft Matter / Meryem Alaoui, Premiere: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto        

Select music concerts:
2017 Sonic Meditations: Music of Pauline Oliveros, Gardiner Museum, Project director w/ Public Recordings, Toronto
2016 Satellite, With Anne Bourne, 8-11 Gallery, Toronto
2015 HIT, Christof Migone, Nuit Blanche, Toronto
2015 Solo, Ratio, Toronto
2015 Solo, Resonance, Toronto
2015 GGS New Music Ensemble, Royal Conservatory Toronto
2015 Cluster Festival, Winnipeg
2014 Blow/Draw/Drift, The Music Gallery, Emergents II, Toronto
2013 80gladstone, Toronto, Canada
2013 ibeam, with Gust Burns, Brooklyn, USA
2012 Gallery345, Nadina Mackie Jackson, Toronto, Canada
2012 Manhatten School Of Music, Greenfield Hall, NYC, USA
2011 918 Toronto, Canada AIM Orchestra [with Evan Parker]
2010 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, England
2010 SHIFT [festival of Dutch and Canadian arts] Music Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2008 Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto Symphony Orchestra Toronto, Canada
2008 Gallery TPW, Toronto, Canada
2008 Harbourfront Centre, TOCA LOCA, Toronto, Canada

Select exhibitions:
2017 Artist-In -Residency, Toronto Public Library
2016 Solo exhibition, every sound is a small action and broke world, 8 eleven gallery, Toronto
2015 Solo performance/exhibition, Reading Listening, Videofag, Toronto
2015 Group exhibition, Massive, Art Gallery of Ontario
2015 Group exhibition, First Thursdays, Art Gallery of Ontario
2015 Group exhibition, Urban Shamen Gallery (cluster festival), Winnipeg
2014 Solo exhibition, Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives, Rhubarb Festival
2014 Group exhibition, The Weybourne Project, Luff Art + Dialog (offsite project), Toronto
2014 Group exhibition, MFA Thesis exhibition Bard, NY
2011 Group exhibition, Labspace Gallery, Toronto     
2009 Group exhibition, Labspace Gallery, Toronto                        
2008 Solo exhibition, St. Michaels College, University of Toronto   

Residencies:
2017 Toronto Public Library, Artist-In-Residence
2017 Gibraltar Point, Winter Artist-In-Residence
2017 Studio 303, Artist in residence
2016 Macdowell Colony, USA
2016 p.a.f, (performing arts forum), Summer University, St. Erme, France
2016 Gibraltar Point, Toronto
2015 Studio303, Montreal
2015 Videofag, Creation Residency, Toronto
2014 Luff Art+Dialog, w/ Ben Kamino, Toronto
2014 Gibraltar Point, Toronto
2014 Ame Henderson/ Public Recordings, Art Gallery of Ontario
2013 p.a.f, (performing arts forum), St. Erme, France
2009 STEIM electronic arts residency in Amsterdam, The Netherlands    
2007 Banff Centre residency, Creative Music Workshop, Banff, Canada                        

Teaching / Artist Lecturer:
2017 “Deep Listening” Workshop, w. Anne Bourne, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto
2017 “Choreographing Sound” workshop, Concordia University, dance/choreography program
2016 “Sonic Dramaturgy” workshop at Concordia University, dance/choreography program
2016 Guest instructor, Contemporary Music Ensemble, University of Toronto Faculty of Music
2015 “Sound and Listening” Workshop, Artscape Gibraltar Point, part of “Here Is How You Listen”, Toronto
2015 Creative Sound/Music Children’s Music Workshop, Evergreen Brickworks, Children’s Garden
2011 “Interactive systems in music software”, Contemporary Music Ensemble, University of Toronto Faculty of Music
2011 “Digital Audio and MAX/MSP”, Contemporary Music Ensemble, University of Toronto Faculty of Music
2011 Intro to MAX/MSP, T.I.F.E.M School, Toronto
2011 “Sound Art”, three week Workshop, University of Toronto Faculty of Music
2010 “Experimental interdisciplinary performance practices”, workshop, University of Toronto Faculty of Music
2008 Instructor, Summer Music Youth Workshop, University of Toronto Faculty of Music
2007-present Freelance Private Music Teaching, Woodwinds / composition / electronic music, Toronto

Reviews/Interviews:
2016 Toronto Star, every sound is a small action and broke world, 8eleven gallery, Review
2016 Art Metropole, Listening Choir booklet, w/ Adam Kinner and Jeremy McCormick
2016 Open Ears, Listening Choir Interview, w/ Adam Kinner
2016 Toronto Star, Concord Floral, Review
2015 Mechanical Forest Sound, Listening Choir, Review
2015 Ground Magazine interview
2013 Mechanical Forest Sound, Blow/Draw/Drift Review
2013 Toronto Star, Loveloss, review

Published Texts /  Printed Materials:
2016 start very quiet and get very loud, 8-11 publication w/ Christine Sun Kim, and Hildegard Westerkamp
2016 Musicworks Magazine, Feature “What We Are Saying” Public Recordings / Ame Henderson
2016 Musicworks Magazine, Review Bill Dietz “Tutorial Diversions”
2015 Musicworks Magazine, Feature “Silence Oblivious As Ever: Christine Sun Kim”
2015 Fear Makes All the Difference, Notes on a performance by Julia Male, Dancemakers
2010 The Dance Current, Feature “Housing Dance”, Toronto
2008-09 Various, artandculture.com, NYC, USA

Curatorial: 
2017 Quiet Concerts, Experimental Music Series at The Toronto Public Library, Toronto, Canada
2015 Geoff Mullen / Jonathan Adjemian, The Music Gallery, Toronto
2013 The Weybourne Project, sound/music performances, Luff Art + Dialog
2009 Guest curator, AIM Toronto performances
2007-08 Guest curator, Left over Daylight, Music performances, Array Music, Toronto