Neil Welch, Continuous Resonance Project
Location: Home studio in Clinton, WA (Whidbey Island)
Instrument: Tenor saxophone
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)