08/30/2014 (Continuous Resonance Solo Improvisation)

Neil Welch, Continuous Resonance Project
Date: 08/30/2014
Location: Home studio in Clinton, WA (Whidbey Island)
Instrument: Tenor saxophone


During this improvisation I used two multiphonic fingerings, one with with a distinct C major tonic and the other with a kind of de-tuned E minor shape. My aim was to incorporate these fingerings into a larger, more melodic framework with the C Major scale. As the piece progressed I began incorporating the multiphonic chords more frequently in an attempt to achieve a true balance of melodic and harmonic motion within the improvisation.

The image “Mersin” (2007) accompanying today’s post George Georgiou.