02/02/2015 (Continuous Resonance Solo Improvisation)

Neil Welch, Continuous Resonance Project
Date: 02/02/2015
Location: The bathroom at my home studio in Clinton, WA (Whidbey Island)
Instrument: Tenor saxophone


During this improvisation I worked with the illusion of higher pitch, “whistle” tones. Though I am singing into the horn, the extremely high pitches captured in this piece are actually altissimo notes that I worked to balance dynamically. This created the allusion of upper register whistle tones within a chord, such as those heard in Tuvan throat singing.

The image accompanying today’s post by Jessica Rimondi.