10/17/2014 (Solo Improvisation from Ann Arbor, MI)


Neil Welch, Continuous Resonance Project
Date: 10/17/2014
Location: The laundry room of a friend’s basement in Ann Arbor, MI
Instrument: Tenor saxophone


This morning I had about an hour to practice before we needed to head out on the road again.  We spent a fantastic and very productive few days in Ann Arbor, and this morning I felt very eager to practice.  I seized the opportunity to do some laundry and practiced down in the basement with the washer and dryer. When I threw the wet clothes into the dryer and turned it on, I was immediately captivated by the sound of this prehistoric machine.  It was likely from the 50’s and had only a single knob in the center to pull. The machine had a fantastic mechanical quality to its sound and hummed with a low Ab.