Neil Welch Continuous Resonance Solo Project 2016
Location: Choir Room at Chielf Sealth International High School. Seattle, WA
Instrument: Tenor saxophone / Piano
I recorded this aggressive improvisation in the choir room at Chief Sealth International High School between teaching my afternoon students. I was interested in exploring the intersection of overtone-heavy upper register pitches, buzzing difference tones in the ear and moments of punctuation created by sustain within the belly of the baby grand piano in the room. I recorded this piece with my mic set up in the center of the piano (with the lid open) and the sustain pedal down throughout and the improvisation. The mutliphonic at the conclusion of the piece used the following common fingering:
(LH) 1,2,3 / (RH) 1,2, LC
The image, Let’s Walk to the Middle of the Ocean, accompanying the post today by Mark Bradford (2015).