On this page you'll find information about all my available releases, including full-length albums, EPs and collaborative works. They are all available for purchase in digital or physical formats.
Christopher Whitley - Solos (Fluid Audio, 2019)
From Fluid Audio:
'Solos' consists of nine violin pieces. All of them use brief, improvised loops, and in doing so, Christopher Whitley somewhat paradoxically manages to create a massive world. The loops are burned into the recording, scarred by a plethora of digital static and a crawling distortion which eats away at the core of the world with its acidic texture.
Each package is completely unique with no two alike; They will include a complete 16 panel (circa: 1890 -1950) Bartholomew cloth bound map (blue series), vintage (circa: 1920 -1953) numbered glass slide, vintage (circa: 1925 -1953) photograph film negative, 2 x stamped mini CD's. All rests inside stitched / sealed glassine bags. Also includes patchouli scent and download code. Once again, this one is most definitely for the collectors. Only 150 copies for the world
Music written, recorded and produced by Christopher Whitley
Mastering by James Plotkin
Design by Daniel Crossley
Physical copies SOLD OUT at online retailers. Reach out directly for remaining copies.
Digital copies available HERE. Listen below.
Christopher Whitley - Heavy Sleepers (Patient Sounds, 2018)
“The San Francisco-now-Austin based violinist has created a beautifully processed, thoroughly thought through and composed cassette on Patient Sounds, Intl. "Deeper Sleeper" is a deeply moving, pulsing track that pushes mountains of digital air from noise-floor to cresting peak, creating stunning, beautifully augmented ascents and descents.” - Tome to the Weather Machine
"With 'Heavy Sleepers' Christopher Whitley embarks upon an epic trip through such majestic, almost geographic shimmering sounds." - Beach Sloth
"...works in waves and loops, ever so slightly building on each element with the violin and electronics shining through." - Drifting, Almost Falling
From Patient Sounds:
Heavy Sleepers is a set of succinct, dense, and melodically haunting baroque vignettes plucked from digital somnambulant wandering. Composed predominantly with violin with computer processing, and accompanied on several tracks with voice from Kumiko Sakamoto. These songs feel both a contemporary work of electronic music as much the phantom of lost impressionist sonatas since jammed through the bandwidth and ruptured. Wandering a dozy parlor, through murky melodies and hair-fine textures, diving through visions hunting for misshapen pearls.
Composed and performed by Christopher Whitley
Voices on “heavy sleepers” and “deeper sleeper” by Kumiko Sakamoto
Christopher Whitley - hecca autre (AUDIO. VISUALS. ATMOSPHERE., 2018)
"...a creative, mature work that is as sophisticated as it is subversive." - Kevin Press (Badd Press)
"...beautifully augmented song-cycles..." - Tome to the Weather Machine
One of Tabs Out’s TOP 200 TAPES OF 2018
From AUDIO. VISUALS. ATMOSPHERE.:
Intense visceral shapes of brilliant vapour reduce a vast network of motions to ashes. Glacier-capped movements set against the dark palette of nature’s circle of birth and death. Masked by the rain and wind the well worn paths make way for untrodden ones. Through a thick film of virtuosic violin strings we are left with a series of impressionistic abstractions. An evocative palette of hazy sequences expands the outer limits of this illuminating score.
Composed, performed, and produced by Christopher Whitley.
Available in Physical and Digital formats HERE. C38. Edition of 55. Purchase includes digital download code.
Christopher Whitley - still lifes (self-released, 2016)
A five-track EP created in collaboration with Toronto-based cello duo VC2.
Christopher Whitley - Electronics
VC2 (Amahl Arulanandam, Bryan Holt) - Cellos
Valley of the Shadow of Death - Long After the Days and the Seasons, and People and Countries (self-released, 2011)
"Improvisational art rock experimenting with screeching and sweeping violins, erratic howls, and foreign film dialogue." - CMJ Music Marathon
Experimental trio Valley of the Shadow of Death was formed in Montreal in 2008. Bringing together influences from contemporary classical music, experimental electronic music and turntablism, Jackson Darby, Max Evans and Christopher Whitley performed widely in Montreal and Toronto. They appeared at the 2009 CMJ Music Marathon in New York City.
Jackson Darby - Laptop, Electronics, Turntables
Christopher Whitley - Violin, Piano, Guitar
Max Evans - Cello, Saw, Guitar