The Violinist
Size: various
Date created: Spring 1996
Medium: Computer graphic

Acevedo took this photo of violinist Keith Berry playing at the Lhasa Club, in Los Angeles, sometime in 1983. Keith went on to tour with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. On this night he was playing with local club hero called Hollywood Joe. This image was composed after hours in 1996 at the GMK graphics service bureau located on West 28th Street. This was from the first group of works that opened Acevedo's New York City period. It employs the first collection of geometry created in the SVA lab early in that year. One of the features in this work is the perceptual shift that happens when your eye toggles between the figure and the geometry. This is a visualization of the structure of sound as generated by a musician standing in the structure he's generating.