Bella Gaia, a film between NASA and award-winning trained violinist, encourages people to save the Earth
About Kenji Williams
Creative Director and Composer, Kenji Williams is an award winning filmmaker, music producer, theatrical show director, and classically-trained violinist. A world bridger of music, visual arts, science and unique storytelling, Williams explores the nexus of art and science through collaborations as diverse as NASA scientists, consciousness researcher Deepak Chopra, and top world-music musicians. With over 30 years of music experience, performance, composition and production, and 20 years of film production experience, his current live multimedia project, ‘BELLA GAIA’, involves collaborating with institutions such as NASA, The Smithsonian, and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and has raised over half a million dollars in funding from NASA and other foundations.
In addition to public and critical acclaim, Pioneer, Panasonic, and Sony corporations have sponsored Williams with technology to support his artistic vision. Combining unique skills in film and music, Williams has earned international film awards from the Canadian Society of Cinematographers, Sundance Film Festival and other organizations. He has presented at conferences such as The Economist magazine’s “World in 2011” conference, the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit, and the 2010 Aspen Institute Environment Forum,and the 59th Intl. Astronautical Congress in Glasgow, Scotland. Kenji has also worked with the Just Think Media Education Foundation, running workshops teaching high school students video production and digital arts in Bhutan, and Harlem, NY. Williams has been featured in the media from BBC radio, tomainstream Japanese press, to NPR, XM Radio, AV Revolution, Tricycle and Apple.com. AppleMark Composer and producer of 6 music albums, Director of 15 films andmusic videos, 3 feature length projects, 3 multimedia theatrical live shows and 1 fulldome planetarium show, Kenji Williams is respected for pushing the boundaries of audio visual art and pioneering the convergence of art and science.
Collaborating with some of the most respected artists and scientists of our time, Williams is re-shaping the context and content 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, Kenji Williams delivers unique and out-of-this-world experiences to audiences worldwide.
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Violinist Kenji Williams combines art & science to educate about the fragility of our world