08/16/2015 Continuous Resonance Solo Improvisation

Neil Welch Continuous Resonance Solo Project

Date: 08/16/2015
Location: Outside Denali National Park, Alaska
Instrument: Soprano saxophone


This weekend on very short notice I decided to purchase plane tickets to Alaska. Among many extraordinary locations, I was fortunate to visit Denali National Park, one of the great wonders of this world. This improvisation was recorded beside railroad tracks just outside the park. I was wandering in the woods in search of a place to record, when off in the distance I heard a train leaving the station. I remembered seeing the tracks some distance back and quickly ran to an open location beside the tracks, and then began recording just moments before the train slowly passed by me. A few minutes after the trainĂ¢s passing, the quiet jingle of bells can be heard in the audio. These were bear bells strapped to the packs of backpackers that walked by me as I was recording.

The image accompanying today’s post was taken beside the tracks where I recorded.