09/15/2015 Continuous Resonance Solo Improvisation

Neil Welch Continuous Resonance Solo Project

Date: 09/15/2015
Instrument: Tenor saxophone
Location: Thornton Creek House. Seattle, WA


I was inspired to record this improvisation after hearing a beautiful drone created from my downstairs neighborâs bathroom fan. In this improvisation the drone acts as more of a passive harmonic platform for me while I played pointillist pitches and multiphonic chords above it. The drone acts passively in the sense that it is so quiet by comparison to my own playing that its audible influence is only apparent to me during brief lulls in my playing.

The image My neck is thinner than a (1996-2001) accompanying today’s post by Walid Raad.