Overlap cultivates a space for creative connection. When people gather at an inspiring show, or take a workshop about something they are interested in, or experience a beautiful piece of music, creative connections spark. We believe that when we overlap, a platform is created for change and transformation; within ourselves and in our world.
We create listening events and parties, we host educational workshops on music and meditation, we create immersive audiovisual experiences, music, and photography work. As an organization we focus on a larger space of creativity, holding a space for connections to each other and to inspiring experiences, to occur.
Join us at our events and educational workshops (add links to the events and edu sections). Check out the things we create together (add link to art section). The Overlap team is a collective of artists, designers, engineers, and teachers, with a shared vision to unite powerful creative community.
Christopher Willits is a musician, artist and teacher based in San Francisco who believes that music and art can catalyze inner change. Willits focuses on meditative ambient electronic music created with guitar, immersive audiovisual experiences, and landscape photography, Awarded a masters in electronic music from Mills College, he has been dubbed ‘the Picasso of sound’, using his self-designed software tools to paint sound pictures with his guitar, crafting mesmerizing, intricate electronic soundscapes and lush audio-visual performances of weaving patterns, texture, and harmony. Willits creates immersive experiences of overlapping sound and light that speak to listeners on a spiritual yet down-to-earth level. His music on labels such as Ghostly International has garnered critical acclaim, sending him on continuous tours around the world for over a decade. Multiple solo albums and collaborations with the likes of Japanese legend Ryuichi Sakamoto and Tycho, have accounted for a diverse catalog with over 25 releases over the last 15 years. Willits is the founder of the creativity catalyst Overlap, and ENVELOP, a 3D immersive audio platform currently constructing a venue in San Francisco that is positioned to influence the future of music production.
Ryan Kleeman is a Grammy nominated Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, and Instructor. Co-founder of Overlap Studio, Ryan has been working creatively in the Bay area sound community for the last 10 years. Currently, Ryan is teaching audio production and postproduction courses at Overlap, The Bay Area Video Coalition and The Art Institute of California. Ryan has engineered and co-produced with Bay area Artist’s Christopher Willits, Tycho, The Living Earth Show, Silvia Nakkach, Christopher Eickmann, Roma 79, Pleasuremaker, miRthkon, and Future Twin. Ryan is working as a recording, mixing and mastering engineer at Overlap Studio, Ghostcat Studios, and Studio Guapo. Kleeman received his MFA in Sound Design and Audio Engineering from The University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Producer and bassist Cliff Hudson is based out of San Francisco, California. His sound is influenced by music from all eras and genres, from obscure electronic and experimental music, to classic funk and hip hop. Hudson fuses live electronics and intricately mined samples into fluid whole, as if the sounds had always lived together. Cliff helps to focus a number of Overlap projects, ranging from music curation and release details to event organization and details.
Andrew Weathers is a composer & improviser based in Oakland, CA where he attends Mills College. His current work is focused on fusing the American South with contemporary artistic practice. He tours often, plays in a variety of bands and runs Full Spectrum Records. Andrew works on a variety of things with Overlap ranging from music curation and release details to event organization.
Alingo Loh is an artist and designer based in the Bay Area. Her interests lie in experimental and processed work. She strives to create serene and unique immersive experiences. She works with various media and tools.
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