One-man orchestra Dixon's Violin brings transportive soundscapes to Ferndale

Staff Pick

by

comment
COURTEY OF ARTIST
  • Courtey of artist


Do not underestimate the power of a man and his violin. Dixon, who first picked up the violin at 10 and maintained the hobby for 25 years, encountered an existential crossroads after feeling trapped in his corporate career. That is until he, like others, wandered to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada to attend Burning Man, where he says he was surrounded by people who acted a lot differently than he did. This year marked his 10th appearance at the festival — and his lush and transportive one-man orchestra-style approach to his instrument (which he accomplishes with live looping techniques) has allowed him to travel the world, give numerous TED Talks, and perform at spiritual events, as well as several incarnations of Electric Forest, one of which he recorded and released in 2018.



Doors open at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, at Otus Supply; 345 E. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; 248-291-6160; otussupply.com. Tickets are $12-$15.



Get our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning. Sign up for our events newsletter.


We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.