06/12/2015 (Continuous Resonance Solo Improvisation)

Neil Welch Continuous Resonance Solo Project

Date: 06/12/2015
Instrument: Tenor saxophone
Location: Clearwater Creek on the Mountain Loop Highway. Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Catalogue #: 06122015

Day #1 of solo camping trip:

This weekend I decided to go on a solo camping trip up into the North Cascades. I took a route I haven’t yet traveled, driving up into the mountains past Darrington, WA and onto the Mountain Loop byway. Not long outside of Darrington the road turns into a double-land, and at times single-lane gravel road for about 40 miles before connecting with pavement on the northern side of the mountains. I recorded this piece after establishing my campsite for the night along the banks of Clearwater Creek.

Last night I learned of the passing of the great saxophonist Ornette Coleman, one of my musical fathers and sonic guides. I am deeply saddened by the news of his passing. I recorded this piece at dusk beside the river, the second dusk of my life without Ornette on the earth. Rest In Peace father Coleman.

The image accompanying today’s post was taken beside Clearwater Creek.