02/12/2016 (Continuous Resonance Solo Improvisation)

Neil Welch Continuous Resonance Solo Project 2016

Date: 02/12/2016
Location: Thornton Creek House in Seattle, WA
Instrument: Tenor saxophone


My improvisation today focuses primarily on a tempered pitched free improvisation with figures played in a slurred fashion. However, I began with only tempered pitches but gradually introduced more gentle pitch bends into my phrases, then shorter articulations, some screaming into the horn and finally a few quarter tones. As my activity would rise in quickness and intensity I would always return back to more subdued slurred phrasing before rising back again.

The image Eclipse (2010) accompanying the post today by Bill Jensen.