Richard Sanderson – Air Buttons

Richard Sanderson – Air Buttons

Richard Sanderson

“Air Buttons”

Air Buttons” is an album of improvisations for melodeon and electronics. Download includes a PDF booklet of notes and images.

Richard Sanderson- Melodeon, Footpedals ElectronIcs, Wind-Up Gramophone,
Contact Microphone, Field Recordings.

These pieces were recorded at home in Hither Green, usually on Friday afternoons when the housework was done and before the kids came back from school. As with my previous album of melodeon improvisations the instrument was recorded in three different ways â using footpedals (wah, distortion and pitch change), pushing it through contraptions made with Audiomulch software on my laptop, or augmenting it with other sounds â in this case, field recordings and a wind-up gramophone. The gramophone was recorded with a contact microphone (made by Jez Riley French) attached to the needle, or to a toothbrush. âAbove The Breakersâ was played on pre-WW1 one-row melodeon, all the others were played on a D/G Hohner Pokerwork. The title of âFlim Flamingoâ was suggested by Gary Widdowfield.. âVelux Dopplerâ was created from two field recordings- one of Beckenham Parish Church Bells, the other of the rain falling on the roof window of my bedroom. The field recordings on âShadeâ were made in my garden. The tracks were recorded 2011-13 and assembled November 2013. Thank you for listening.