Christopher Willes is a Tkaronto/Toronto based artist making work that crosses music, performance, and the visual arts forms. His projects include concert works, performances, exhibitions, publications, dance and theatre collaborations, and curatorial activities. He is an associate artist with the Toronto based collective Public Recordings, and often works with dance artists as a sound-maker and dramaturge.
Christopher's work has been presented in Canada, USA, and in the UK. Recent activities include presentations at The Gardiner Museum, The Toronto Public Library, 8-11 Gallery, Fierce Festival, the Music Gallery, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Intersite Visual Arts Festival, Studio 303, and Tangente. As both a composer and dramaturge, He has contributed to recent performance works by Dancemakers, Small Wooden Shoe, Ame Henderson, Evan Webber, Ellen Furey, Suburban Beast, Noemie Solomon and Adam Kinner, urbanvessel, and many others.
Christopher was a recent recipient of a Chalmers Arts Fellowship (Canada), a fellow at the MacDowell Colony (NH USA), and an artist-in-residence at The Toronto Public Library. He studied music at the University of Toronto, received an MFA from Bard College (NY, USA).