Paris, France

Ambient, Electronic


Christian Wittman is one of the founding members of the French band Lightwave, which has been tracing a unique creative path in the field of electronic and ambient musics since the 1990s (Erdenklang, Hearts of Space, Signatures Radio France, Horizon Music).

Over the years, Lightwave had various collaborations (concerts and recordings) with Paul Haslinger (ex-Tangerine Dream), Jon Hassell, Michel Redolfi and Hector Zazou. Lightwave also conceived large-scale interactive sound installations, such as 'Mundus subterraneus' in the Oberhausen Gasometer ('Ich Phoenix' Festival) with visual artists Anne and Patrick Poirier, and 'Cantus Umbrarum', in the Choranche caves network (Vercors mountains).

Christian Wittman recently started a solo career as an independent musician. His music is at the crossroads of minimalist, ambient, drone and atmospheric classical music, with a touch of experimentation and abstraction, and a strong emphasis on sound design and atmospheres.

He is trying to create immersive and evolving soundscapes, like possible soundtracks for films listeners are invited to imagine. His music draws freely its inspiration from various currents and artists of ambient and electronic music, like Brian Eno, Harold Budd, early "Berlin School", French electro-acoustic tradition and contemporary classical composers such as Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm.




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