Willmott's composition work focuses primarily on minimalist music.  As a guitar player, Chris writes and performers with several contemporary ensembles, but also composes music for electronics and orchestral instruments.  Having worked closely with performers in both fields, Willmott's work focuses on the close interaction performers have with their instruments and the sonic characteristics of performance spaces. Willmott uses his compositions to engage listeners in evolving and encompassing soundscapes.

Selected compositions

  • For Three, 2014. Three string instruments
  • GPS, 2014.  Sonification of GPS package data with Max MSP
  • Metals, 2014.  Six performers and speakers with Raspberry Pi's and flying fader controllers 
  • Altered - For Brass, 2013. Brass quintet
  • Cycles - Mallets, 2013. Vibraphone, marimba
  • A Minute in Color, 2013. Small orchestra
  • Cycles - Guitar, 2013. Two guitars
  • Glass, 2013. Field recordings, electronics
  • In October, 2012/2013. Electric piano
  • Swells, 2012. Amplified and processed snare drum
  • Differences, 2012. Three electric guitars
  • Cycles - Strings, 2011. Cello, contrabass
  • Song Three, 2011. Electric guitar, percussion, electronics, bass, voice
  • It’s Snowing, But Its Not, 2009. Bass, electronics
  • A Rarity at Best, 2009. Acoustic guitars
  • Depression (I-X), 2009. Electronics
  • So Many Things, 2009. Acoustic and electric guitar, bass, synthesizer, electronics,  percussion, voice
  • Only in a Collared Shirt, 2009. Acoustic and electric guitar, strings, bass, synthesizer, electronics, percussion, voice
  • Night and Day, 2009. Acoustic guitar, electronics, voice
  • Rooms with Windows, 2009. Electric guitar, bass, synthesizer, electronics, percussion
  • Vaulted, 2009. Electric guitar, bass, synthesizer, electronics, percussion
  • First Offense, 2009. Electric guitar, bass, synthesizer, electronics, percussion
  • Mainstream, 2009. Electric guitar, bass, percussion
  • Taxi, 2009. Electric guitar, bass, percussion
  • Bomb Threats and Cigarettes, 2009. Electric guitar, bass, percussion
  • Relationships, 2009. Electronics, percussion
  • Far, Far Away, 2007. Electronics
  • Untitled: February, 2007. Electronics