02/10/2016 (Continuous Resonance Solo Improvisation)

Neil Welch Continuous Resonance Solo Project 2016

Date: 02/10/2016
Location: Practice Room B at South Whidbey High School
Instrument: Tenor saxophone


I recorded this improvisation at a high volume but played very quietly into the mic. I wanted to bring out the percussive qualities of aggressive tonguing against the reed in equal balance to pitches coming from the horn itself. These two focus areas are then intersected by a third, which are the tones coming from the key cups striking the body.

The image Winter Group 3: Red, Green, Blue, and Gold (2009-11) accompanying the post today by Pat Steir.