03/12/2015 Continuous Resonance Solo Improvisation

Continuous Resonance Solo Project
Date: 03/12/2015
Instrument: Tenor saxophone / piano
Location: Practice Room B at South Whidbey High School (Langley, WA)


Today’s improvisation is a continuation of a current theme in my work, which includes a reliance on a very select number of pitches to capture a mood. I recorded this piece between teaching my students this afternoon. I was a in a very melancholic mood and worked to capture this through singing and playing into the reverberant strings of an old upright piano. I used quarter tone fingerings with a three-note motive, and explored the oscillation of my sound in the horn and the piano.

The image Untitled, Hamburg, 2008 accompanying today’s post by Dirk Stewen