05/18/2014 (Continuous Resonance Solo Improvisation)


Neil Welch, Continuous Resonance Project
Date: 05/18/2014
Location: My cabin, near the town of Index, WA.
Instrument: Tenor saxophone
Performed Acoustically


I spent the day up at my cabin, my first trip up since the snow melt. Despite some off and on rain, I wanted to spend my time outdoors. I got a fire going in the fire ring and managed to keep it hot enough to withstand periods of heavy rain. Today’s improvisation was recorded after a 20 minute rainfall, immediately after the clouds broke and the sun came out. I recorded about 10 feet from the fire ring, and turned the gain up high in order to capture the crackle of the fire and the residual rain dripping onto the leaves above me. 

The image accompanying today’s post is an image taken near Mt. Index, in the North Cascade range. Photo by Charles Buell.