Desert Trip (Remastered)

by Dixon's Violin

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Aerial Bliss 04:55
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Interlude 03:16
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Mirage 04:03
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Beyond Fate 05:25
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Emergence 02:57
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Interlude II 03:22
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Spite 04:17
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Desert Trip 06:09
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Time Travel 03:04
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Solitude 06:34
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Damned 03:30
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Earthrise 03:51

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(from Dixon) Thank you for your support! I am offering my music here for free online listening (just click play!), and the entire CD can be purchased and downloaded for a reasonable price ($10 is recommended). You can also sign up as a VIP Subscriber for just $5 per month you will be able to download *hours* of my existing (and future!!) music for free - and you will be helping support me in a sustainable way. Thank you so much, my friends! Please spread the word! My life's mission is to inspire people. You are the reason I do this, and you are the reason I can do this.

With love and in service,

- Dixon

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DESERT TRIP [Live]
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Musical Energy: Dynamic (very light to very dark), Other-worldly

Recorded live in 2010 at the Burning Man festival, which takes place in the middle of the Black Rock desert. Performances included those through a makeshift sound system powered by a 50 pound battery pack, all of which was dragged by hand on a wagon through the dust. Imagine the CD case you are now holding covered in sand.

The first time I participated in Burning Man was in 2005, and it was life-changing for me in many ways. One of these was musically, in that the event encouraged me to express myself, my true self, and for the first time I tried to create my own music, improvising from my heart, rather than reading the sheet music of others. When I realized that I could deeply connect with others through my own music, it profoundly affected me, and I thereafter changed my life priorities to allow more room for music in my life. What had been a hobby was now a passion, and I haven't stopped since!

Every sound you hear was created with one violin, live. Nothing was pre-recorded, and very little edited in order to preserve the original sound as heard live.

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Aerial Bliss is dedicated to healer Leslie "Light Bearer" Blackburn. (www.LeslieBlackburn.com)

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credits

released December 10, 2010

* All songs composed (or improvised), performed, recorded and mastered by Dixon
* Cover photo, inset photo, back cover inset photo, CD photo by John Wiley (www.PhotasticImages.net)
* Back cover photo by Scott McKeeve (www.flickr.com/photos/aduros)
* Album cover design by Leslie Blackburn (www.LeslieBlackburn.com)
* "Burning Man" trademark Black Rock City LLC

Remastered in 2019

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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 three TED talks/performances, plus radio, TV, and film appearances. A former technology leader and symphony violinist, Dixon walked away from a distinguished career to follow his dream, and invented a whole new genre. ... more

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