09/01/2014 (Continuous Resonance Improvisation--with a hair dryer)


Neil Welch, Continuous Resonance Project
Date: 09/01/2014
Location: Home studio in Clinton, WA (Whidbey Island)
Instrument: Tenor saxophone


While I practiced this afternoon my wife began using her hair dryer in the bathroom next to my practice space. I had been working on very slight, tiny sounds on my horn and the juxtaposition between this world and that of the driving, mechanical sounds of the hair dryer was extremely jarring. I decided to record an improvisation in the bathroom while my wife continued drying her hair. During this piece I focused on matching some of the upper octave pitches within the overtone rich sounds of the hair dryer.

The image “Terminal City” accompanying today’s post by Roy Arden.