Amplifying the Connective Power of Music
Envelop amplifies the connective and expressive power of music through their pioneering immersive audio venues. FORM debuts the SF nonprofit’s new transportable listening space, allowing us to be together inside the sound, and under the sky and stars. Experience morning sound baths, listening sessions, discussions, ambient sunsets, and late night sets with Christopher Willits, Mark Slee and more special guests.
(See schedule and descriptions below)
Fri 1:00 - 2:45 PM | Sat + Sun 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM:
Three-dimensional environments of nature.
Sat 10:00 - 11:10 AM:
Yoga, dance, and live beats by Hayley Rose and Rachelle Tratt.
ENVELOP SOUND BATH
Sun 10:00 - 11:00 AM:
Spatial ambient music and sound design created by Envelop co-founder and director Christopher Willits, and sound artist Ryan Kleeman.
ASTROLOGICAL INSIGHTS WITH JULIANNA MCCARTHY
Fri 3:00 - 4:00 PM: The New Paradigm: The Pluto-Saturn-Jupiter Conjunction of 2020
Sat 3:00 - 4:00 PM: The Return of the Goddesses: The Astrology of the Empowered Feminine
Sun 3:00 - 4:00 PM: The Lunar Nodes: Our True Life Path and Past-Life Karma
THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF SPATIAL AUDIO
Sun 1:45 - 2:45 PM:
Group Discussion with Envelop board members Roddy Lindsay, Greg Wood, Mark Slee, Christopher Willits, and Alingo Loh.
LISTEN - STEVE REICH - MUSIC FOR 18 MUSICIANS
Fri 4:30 - 5:30 PM:
This classic work of 20th century minimalism has been upmixed for immersive listening with Envelop's free and open source spatial audio software.
LISTEN - RYUICHI SAKAMOTO - ASYNC
Sat 4:30 - 5:30 PM:
Ryuichi Sakamoto's masterpiece "async" mixed for immersive listening using Envelop's open source spatial audio production toolkit, Envelop for Live.
LISTEN - GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL - SELECTED WORKS: 20 YEARS OF ART AND ARTIFICE
Sun 4:30 - 5:30 PM:
Immersive compilation featuring some of the deepest listens in the Ghostly International catalog. For 20 years Ghostly has established itself as a music and art company supporting work of high quality, integrity, and individuality.
Sat 1:45 - 2:45 PM:
Trayer from Hundred Waters shares a new immersive set of music.
Fri + Sat + Sun 6:00 - 7:00 PM:
Hailing from San Francisco, Mark Slee is known to wear many creative hats. But two of his all-time favorite fashions are that of DJ and producer. Since co-founding House-Heads in 2008, a collective combining forward-thinking music with a quirky underground vibe, he has gone on to join the Listed Bookings roster and host the monthly mix show Heron Sound on Proton Radio. Most recently he has formed Manjumasi Music, a label collaboration with long-time partner in crime Atish. Over the course of an obsession with dance music now more than 15 years strong, Slee has evolved a style of deep house that balances intricate grooves, dreamy textures, and a playful whimsical bounce. Blending his technical side with intuition and introspection, he takes an approach that tickles both mind and soul.
CHRISTOPHER WILLITS - SUNSET
Fri + Sat + Sun 7:05 - 7:40 PM:
Christopher Willits presents his latest piece, Sunset. The five compositions move from warm to cool designed as a soundtrack to embrace the day's end; a collective letting go.
Christopher Willits is an artist, musician, and guitarist who creates immersive ambient music. As one of the core artists on the Ghostly International label roster since the early 2000s, Willits has continually evolved his craft, producing one of the most diverse and prolific catalogs within contemporary ambient music. Releases span introspective solo albums, widescreen audiovisuals, and unbridled collaborations including two albums with Ryuichi Sakamoto and productions with Tycho. Willits is also the director and co-founder of the nonprofit, Envelop; leading a mission to amplify the connective power of music through immersive audio venues and spatial audio production tools. His process is an expression of love, inspired by an international audience of listeners, and the conviction that music can catalyze personal transformation and spiritual awakening.
SURPRISE AMBIENT SETS
Fri + Sat + Sun Late Night
With Christopher Willits, Mark Slee and more special guests.