06/12/2014 (Continuous Resonance Solo Improvisation)

Neil Welch, Continuous Resonance Project

Date: 06/12/2014

Location: Home studio in Clinton, WA (Whidbey Island)

Instrument: Tenor saxophone

Performed Acoustically


The acoustic response of a reed is a critical element of woodwind performance.  This week I had an exceptional reed, one which was full, responsive, and had a dark and lovely tone quality.  The reed was particularly responsive to tighter tone clusters in the upper register, which is what I documented in today’s improvisation.


The image “Number 18th, 1951” by Jackson Pollock (1951)