11/16/2014 (Continuous Resonance Solo Improvisation)

Neil Welch, Continuous Resonance Project
Date: 11/16/2014
Location: Home studio in Clinton, WA (Whidbey Island) 
Instrument: Tenor saxophone 


During this improvisation I focused primarily on the Low Bb, which is the bottom most pitch in the saxophone’s traditional range. However I also used a regularly practiced technique of leaning the bell into my leg to drop the Low Bb to approximately to the tempered pitch of an A. During this piece I worked with the dramatically different timbre of the free-blowing Bb and the muted A.

The image “Lejos de Socorro” (1957) accompanying today’s post by Edward Corbett.