DIXON’S VIOLIN

DIXON’S VIOLIN

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Visionary Violin: a Transformational Journey by Dixon Bio / Summary: You've never heard violin like this! The world's premier visionary violinist, Dixon's life mission is... read more
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Location: Lakeland, United States United States

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Language: English

Visionary Violin: a Transformational Journey by Dixon

Bio / Summary:

You’ve never heard violin like this! The world’s Premier visionary violinist, Dixon’s life mission is to inspire people – and he has done so across North America, including giving two TED talks/performances, ten years at Burning Man, plus radio, TV, and film appearances. Dixon walked away from a distinguished career to follow his dream full-time, and invented a whole new music genre. Based on his classically-trained violin mastery, Dixon now improvises on a 5-string electric violin with a looper to create an all-live one-man symphony. Guided by his remarkable personal story of life transformation, he shows the beauty of doing something seemingly impossible. Dixon’s passionate energy will enchant, mesmerize, and inspire you!

Prior Event Highlights (by category):

  • HONORS: 2 TED talks/performances (TEDxBlackRockCity, TEDxDetroit), “Best of” TEDx selectee; Juried Showcases at PAE and OAPN; featured on Fox News; broadcast on Public Radio International’s Echoes; appearance and on soundtrack for “The Bloom” Transformational Festival documentary, appearance in feature film “Spark: A Burning Man Story”; selected for 2015-2018 Michigan Arts & Humanities Touring Directory; on Pandora/iTunes/Amazon/more
  • TRANSFORMATIONAL FESTIVALS: Burning Man (10 years in a row), Electric Forest, Rootwire, Lucidity, ARISE, Art Outside, Luna Light, Resonance, Earthdance, Harvest Festival, Diversity Fest, OpenMind Fest, Return 2 Roots, UNITUS, PEX, Gratifly, PlayThink
  • LARGE EVENTS (over 50k people): Electric Forest, Luminaria, Burning Man, Tulsa Mayfest, Rothbury, Noel Night, Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival
  • YOGA/MOVEMENT: dozens of yoga studios; numerous hoop/poi/flow, 5-Rhythms, Contact Improv, and Dance Meditation Technique events
  • SPIRITUALITY/CONSCIOUSNESS: Alex Grey’s Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, Earth Night, Sirius Rising, Wisteria Summer Solstice, Spiral Dance, EqualEyez, Synphoria, AscenDance, Serendipity, Inner Peace Fest, Three Days of Light, YogaFest
  • ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM): Sacred Earth, SpaceCamp Psyfari, Karmaclysm, Dubstep Circus, FreakEasy, Aletheia
  • JAM/ROOTS events: The Werk Out, Bliss Fest, Hoopla in the Hills, Peace Fest, Hoodilidoo, Skyy’s Burning, Tribal Connection, Come Together, SpaceStock, Aestival Festival, Land of NOD, Blast Off!
  • CLASSICAL: former member of Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra, and Midland Symphony
  • AVANT-GARDE: Luminaria, Penguicon, North American Science Fiction Convention, The DAMNED Exhibition, Cleveland Ingenuity Festival, Theatre Bizarre, Extreme Futurist Festival, Squared Circle Review, Resonate, ConFusion

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Press:

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“The most beautiful sound in Sherwood Forest” – Electric Forest Festival

“Standing ovation…It’s no surprise that Dixon was voted the best of the evening”, Examiner

“Not your ordinary violinist”, Fox 2 News

“It’s quite an accomplishment for a man who possibly invented a new genre on his violin”, City Pulse

“One in particular, Dixon’s Violin, blew minds with a folksy, heartfelt set, performed entirely by one man and one electric violin.”, Examiner

“[Dixon] had the crowd in the palm of his hand”, Metro Times

“See the real thing live…some truly moving music, you won’t regret it.”, Examiner

“Dixon will mesmerize you.”, CAL U

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Accolades:

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“This was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen in my life”

“You are the singularly most profound thing I’ve ever seen. Thank you for altering my universe.”

“Dixon was mind blowing…it was so fantastic I can’t even describe. Life changing.”

“The most beautiful thing I have ever seen! Not to mention the most moving!”

“One of the most meaningful experiences of my life”

“Every music experience for me now is known as the time before Dixon’s Violin and after.”

“You changed my life and the life of a good friend of mine”

“His violin will rip your heart out and set you free”

“Your violin playing is the most beautiful thing my ears have ever heard.”

“Literally life-changing and I know that unless I have the chance to hear him perform again, I’ll never hear anything like it for as long as I live. INCREDIBLE.”

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