08/17/2015 Continuous Resonance Solo Improvisation

Neil Welch Continuous Resonance Solo Project

Date: 08/17/2015
Location: Beneath a overpass on a highway leading to Whittier, Alaska
Instrument: Soprano saxophone


This morning, just hours before leaving Alaska, I drove on a long stretch of coastal highway before turning East on a mountain highway. I eventually stopped to view a glacier from the road. It was raining hard, and I walked down a path which said âSalmon Viewing Ahead.â I was amazed to find a creek running beneath the overpass above, and in it were majestic, spawning salmon that filled the water. This creek met with the sea just a few miles East, and the salmon were on route towards fulfilling their life cycle. I recorded this improvisation beneath the overpass while watching the salmon jump, squiggle and fight up the creek.

The image accompanying today’s post was taken beside the creek.