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The Art of Listening (Original Score Soundtrack)

by Christopher Willits

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Ama 03:52
Winding 03:09
Making 03:00
Nucleus 03:07
Sps 01:32
Words 05:50
Tonal 02:45
Eme 06:39
Four 01:31
Beginning 04:55


Original score soundtrack by Christopher Willits for the feature music documentary "The Art of Listening"

The Art of Listening (Original Score Soundtrack) is a collection of 10 cinematic vignettes created to color the scenes of the feature music documentary The Art of Listening. As the film narrates the journey sound takes, from imagination and composition into a physical experience, the music embodies a sense of depth and reverence for the creative process. This work was composed as improvisations with Moog Guitar, analog gear, and a tape machine, while watching each scene in the film. The moody guitar lines, and rich chords, take on a kind of warm light in the film, expressing a timeless tone and texture of sound.

The Art of Listening is a documentary film about the journey music takes to reach a listener’s ear, from the intent of an instrument maker and composer, to the producers and engineers who capture and preserve an artist’s voice. This journey is narrated by intimate conversations with artists, engineers and producers about the philosophy of their work and the intent behind each musical note they create.

This film is an invitation for music fans to rediscover the intricacies and details available in their favorite recordings. The Art of Listening is the beginning of a conversation of how the quality of our listening experiences define the medium.


"The Art of Listening" music documentary features -
Andrew Scheps
Christopher Willits
Dave Smith
Ethan Diamond
Hans Zimmer
Hiatus Kaiyote
Jack Douglas
James Brown
Jean Larrivée
John Luther Adams
John Storyk
Kaki King
Kamasi Washington
Mark de Clive-Lowe
Mike Milosh
Reggie Watts
Steve Vai
Scott Hansen (Tycho)
The Chainsmokers
Tim Westergren


released February 17, 2017

Composed, mixed and mastered by Christopher Willits at the Overlap Studio in Oakland CA. "Winding" mastered by Scott Hansen and Christopher Willits.

The Art of Listening (Original Score Soundtrack) is published by Overlap Music (ASCAP).


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Christopher Willits San Francisco

Artist, guitarist, producer. One of the most diverse and prolific catalogs in ambient music, including collaborations with Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Tycho. “I believe that music and art can catalyze inner change, and those changes within ourselves can influence changes in the world”. Also the director / co-founder of Envelop, uniting people through immersive listening experiences
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