08/08/2015 Continuous Resonance Solo Improvisation

Neil Welch Continuous Resonance Solo Project

Date: 08/08/2015
Location: Sand Point Beach in Olympic National Park
Instrument: Soprano saxophone


This weekend I ventured into Olympic National Park in the western segment along the Washington coast. This was a short backpacking trip with only a 3 mile walk in. I stayed at Sand Point, an extraordinary stretch of beach that juts out into the ocean, exposing rock formations and butting up against a large cliff wall, with massive strands of kelp exposed at low tide. I camped in a clearing about 50 feet from the waterâs edge. When this improvisation was recorded rain had then begun falling for a full day. I recorded this improvisation while inside my tent practicing. Rain splatter can be heard against the tent ceiling as I recorded.

The image accompanying today’s post shows Sand Point in Olympic National Park.