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Posted on March 29, 2012

Powerful musical energy will emanate from the painting studio in Vulcan Hall when the Cal U Art Club plays host to Dixon’s Violin at 7 p.m. April 13.

Dixon, who uses a single name, calls himself a concert violinist, a digital effects master and a musical shaman all rolled into one.

His performance is titled “A Transformational Journey via Digital Violin.”

“I want to inspire people, to weave and feel energy and give it to people,” he said. “It’s not about just playing a song but trying to move people to feel things in their soul they’ve never felt before.”

Classically trained from the age of 10, Dixon performed as a symphony violinist before developing his captivating, one-man show

He has performed across the United States and beyond, from free-wheeling gatherings like Burning Man to a TED talk and performance at the Max M. Fischer Music Center in Detroit.    

Dixon also participates in Pittsburgh Frostburn, a winter celebration of art and community held at Cooper’s Lake Campground.

“He’s great, and so different and energetic,” said Todd Pinkham, associate professor in the Department of Art and Design.

“His performance also has a captivating visual element, as he uses fractal imagery projected behind him. Dixon will mesmerize you.”

Seating is limited for the performance by Dixon at 7 p.m. April 13 in Vulcan Hall. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information, e-mail

See a demo reel by Dixon's Violin