08/28/2015 Continuous Resonance Solo Improvisation

Neil Welch, Continuous Resonance Solo Project

Date: 08/28/2015
Location: Beside a bay in Newport, OR
Instrument: Tenor saxophone neck/mouthpiece


This morning I went for a bicycle ride and decided to take along my saxophone neck, mouthpiece and audio recorder. I searched for quite a long time before stumbling upon this recording opportunity. As I rode along the bay I noticed a man in a small sailboat that appeared to have taken on some water. He was pumping out water from the boat and trying to pull objects off the deck while doing so. The boat was slowly moving around in a circle in the water. I was struck by the beautiful chordal shapes the pumping motor made and decided to harmonize along with this wonderful machine.

The image accompanying today’s post was taken during this bicycle ride.