02/03/2016 (Continuous Resonance Solo Improvisation)

Neil Welch Continuous Resonance Solo Project 2016 Date: 02/03/2016 Location: Practice Room B at South Whidbey High School Instrument: Tenor saxophone Notes: This piece was executed in a two-fold fashion. Firstly, I began by singing throat tones into the horn while using various fingerings, but I did not allow any standard pitches to speak from the horn because of my loose embouchure. While doing this I listened closely to the overtones unfolding in the room and worked with tongue, throat, and air manipulations to bring out high whistle tones. The horn truly became a new voice box. I would then apply pressure in my embouchure to allow a fingered pitch to speak while incorporating the sung pitch into a chord. I would then continue to explore various harmonies by changing the fingerings and therefore altering the chords structures in doing so. The image The Light of Eternity (2012) accompanying the post today by Birdhead.