Williams is an award winning filmmaker,
electronic music producer, theatrical show director, and
classically-trained violinist and Founder of
From the first ever Illusion music release reaching a global audience of over 100,000 in collaboration with top DJ John Digweed’s ‘Bedrock’ label, to the latest “Death & Rain” music video from the album Faces of Epiphany rated #1 on Harmony Channel TV in 9 million homes, Kenji Williams is exposing his highly unique trademark of powerful cutting edge media to a mainstream audience. In addition to public and critical acclaim, Pioneer, Panasonic, and Sony have all sponsored Kenji with technology to support his artistic vision.
Combining unique skills in film and music, Kenji has earned international film awards from the CSC to Sundance, exhibited work at the Smithsonian Institute, garnered speaking invitations at media conferences, and is one of the handful of selected artists actively sharing art, ideas, and visions with other featured guests from Deepak Chopra to Larry Wachowski at the Integral Institute.
Kenji has been featured in the media from European publications and BBC radio, to mainstream Japanese press, to NPR, Tricycle, What is Enlightenment, XM Radio, AV Revolution, XLR8R, and Apple.com. Composer and producer of 6 music albums, Director of 15 films and music videos, 3 feature length projects, and 2 multimedia theatrical live shows, He is respected as pushing the boundaries of audio visual art and performance.
Born in 1974, and classically trained in Violin since the age of 7, Kenji performs live ethereal-style violin, with a laptop and drum machine transmitting self-produced classics to the dance floor. Tracking Kenji’s multimedia career, from classical violin training, to his early influences in Detroit and European techno, to a BFA in Film Production, and touring with Dub Hip Hop Reggae bands and trance group Medicine Drum, while simultaneously producing and directing films and music videos, the combination of ingredients that make his art fuse into an exotic and tantalizing audio visual experience.
Kenji is booked from Europe to America to Japan, performing at rock, techno, trance, and ambient events, from intimate underground gatherings, to world class dome theaters, to 30,000 person outdoor events. He has also collaborated with visionary artists as Alex Grey in the Worldspirit project, critically acclaimed by revered philosopher, Ken Wilber.
Collaborating with the most respected artists of our time, he is re-shaping the context of communication arts by pioneering new worlds of musical composition and performance, while simultaneously pushing the boundaries of film & visual communication. Considered by many as a “next level” multimedia artist, He delivers unique and unmatched talent to the audience, with a violin that shatters any stereotypes of cold electronica.
Watch his Gaia Journeys at the Gates Planetarium. Read his Harmony Channel interview and his Gaian Mind Summer Festival 2005 interview. Listen to his NPR interview.