12 Moons Solo Saxophone Project Day 110
Instrument: Tenor saxophone
Location: Home studio in Clinton, WA (Whidbey Island)
I’ve recently become interested in studying the technique of rhythmic abandonment. With this idea, an exploration of non-sequirter rhythmic cycles became a theme in my practice session today. I would immediately chart a path of exploration on a single rhythm and then abruptly abandon it for something new. It then become a great challenge to find a way to stitch a current idea with the one to come, particularly when they might be so fundamentally different from one another. Using a common melodic statement became a center-point for the stitching of ideas. In this improvisation I worked with the two pitches Concert Bb and Concert G.
Partially to create the variety of rhythms and melodies, I used false fingerings against the Concert Bb and G, and combined them with different articulation styles. I used the absence of sound more as an element for articulation than for silence.