Founder, Creative Director & Composer BELLA GAIA
2016 Performer • 2017 Speaker • CU Alumnus

New York City, NY

Kenji Williams is a composer and director for multimedia live theater, augmented reality, virtual reality, and interactive data visualization.

Named a 100 Top Creative by Origin magazine, Williams was a World Technology Network award finalist in three categories—arts, entertainment and education–and is a Grammy voting member. He explores the nexus of art and science with such diverse collaborators as astronaut Koichi Wakata orbiting aboard the International Space Station, multimedia artist Paul Miller, top world musicians, and institutions such as NASA, UNEP, and UNESCO.

Williams is an artist in residence at the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder developing a live augmented reality/3D theater show titled Origin Stories.

Combining unique skills in film and music, Williams has earned international film awards from the Canadian Society of Cinematographers, Sundance Film Festival, Science Media Awards, the Macau International Fulldome Film Festival (best soundtrack), and CU Boulder’s Fiske Fulldome Film Festival (people’s choice). He has garnered media exposure from the Village Voice, BBC, NPR, PBS, USA Today, Huffington Post and the Washington Post.

Williams expresses his work around the world: at performing arts theaters, at museums, in film soundtracks, and at conferences such as TEDx, Aspen Institute, Smithsonian, Guggenheim Museum, Strathmore, Marin Civic Center, Winspear Opera House, UNESCO, and the U.S. State Department.