01/14/2015 (Improvisation 2 of 2. Continuous Resonance Solo Improvisation using a timpani)

Neil Welch, Continuous Resonance Project
Date: 01/14/2015
Location: Band Room at Langley Middle School. Langley, WA (Whidbey Island)
Instrument: Tenor saxophone/Concert Timpani

Notes: Improvisation 2 of 2

Between teaching two classes this morning, I explored improvising with a full-sized concert timpani in the band room at Langley Middle School. Like the more percussive improvisation I also documented during this session, the moving gears inside and outside the instrument created a fascinating counterpoint, though during this piece I took a much more melodic approach overall.

The image “Gartenstrasse, Berlin” (1991) accompanying today’s post by Brian Rose.