'Cosmic Moments' by Here to Play
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by Neil Welch
10M ago
Available for pre-order now, ‘Cosmic Moments’ is the follow up release to the self-titled Here to Play album. ‘Flowing from the galactic avant spirit, ‘Cosmic Moments’ is the second release by Here to Play. Recorded in a single session, Kep, Mines and Welch let the tape roll to create music fit for astral traveling.’ Cosmic Moments by Here to Play ..read more
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"the ink around it" available now
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by Neil Welch
2y ago
“Combining profound humility with a tectonic technique, Welch approaches the saxophone family as a transmaterial collaboration, an alloy of sound and soul.” -All About Jazz the ink around it by Neil Welch Buy Now Featuring 2 long-form pieces, including "Puhpohwee" for solo saxophone and "Concepción Picciotto" for an 11 member ensemble (mezzo soprano vocalist, saxophone section, string trio and rhythm section), “the ink around it” explores the vibrant, lush abundance of the natural world and the human interference within the biodiversity that threatens our one, beautiful earth-home. Availabl ..read more
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Album release Nov 11th -- "the ink around it"
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by Neil Welch
2y ago
November 11th at the Chapel Performance Space (Seattle) 7:30-9:30pm, $10-20 sliding scale at the door. Covid protocols in place. Click the link below to learn more! Featuring 2 long-form pieces, including "Puhpohwee" for solo saxophone and "Concepción Picciotto" for an 11 member ensemble (mezzo soprano vocalist, saxophone section, string trio and rhythm section), “the ink around it” explores the vibrant, lush abundance of the natural world and the human interference within the biodiversity that threatens our one, beautiful earth-home. Available online via bandcamp and other streaming sour ..read more
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SONIC TIDE: New live solo album
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by Neil Welch
2y ago
Sonic Tide by Neil Welch A visceral, raw recording featuring soprano, tenor and bass saxophones. Recorded live at Gold Lion Arts in August, 2019 while on tour down the West Coast. All sales donated to the Seattle non-profit North Helpline. Background: The North Helpline is a social service center and food bank located in North Seattle's Lake City neighborhood. The North Helpline "believes that all deserve adequate food, housing, and respect. We assist our neighbors in obtaining basic needs that affirm their human dignity and worth." www.northhelpline.org/get-involved/donate-money ..read more
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Improvisation inside Dosewallips State Park, WA on the Olympic Peninsula.
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by Neil Welch
2y ago
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"Upper Spring Canyon" Capitol Reef National Park | Solo Soprano Improvisation
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by Neil Welch
2y ago
Recorded while backpacking at Capitol Reef National Park, Utah on the "Upper Spring Canyon" trail. I encountered a Spring storm that brought in some snow. Right as it began falling I found a gem of a spot to play out of the weather, underneath an overhang at a twist in the canyon. This brief improv makes use of microtonal melodies, phasing, and overblowing of the horn ..read more
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Canyon Improvisation | Recorded at Arches National Park, Utah
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by Neil Welch
2y ago
An improvisation recorded while backpacking at Arches National Park, Utah in the "Devil's Garden" backcountry site ..read more
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Woodcut and print by Seattle artist Sidney Hauser...
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by Neil Welch
2y ago
Woodcut and print by Seattle artist Sidney Hauser ..read more
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"Neil is a Train Horn" ringtone (why not?)
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by Neil Welch
2y ago
Download your “Neil is a Train Horn” ringtone for free HERE. Soprano, Tenor and Bass Saxophones + tiny pot lid. Just for fun ..read more
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Racer Sessions Improvisations for Soprano, Tenor and Bass Saxophones
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by Neil Welch
2y ago
Recorded and released for the Racer Sessions online series, Sunday, April 4th. "These solo, acoustic improvisations explore improvised melody, drone work, microtones and multiphonics on soprano, tenor and bass saxes. No overdubbing or edits, just straight up improvisation." Thanks to the Racer Sessions (Seattle) FreeSessions (Missoula), organizers Billy Kautz, Haley Freedlund and crew ..read more
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