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 trainâs 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.