Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Shorter Biog

Photo by Shaun Downey

Richard Sanderson is an improvising musician based in London, originally from Middlesbrough in the North East of England. His main instrument is the amplified melodeon (diatonic button accordion) and electronics, he has recorded with the groups Ticklish (with Phil Durrant, Kev Hopper and Rob Flint), Minnow (with Kelsey Michael, John Edwards, Mark Sanders, Gail Brand and others) and the post-punk/avant rock bands Drop and Lost Robots. He has recorded in duos with Mark Spybey and Steve Beresford. He has recorded for several labels including Grob, Textile, Qbico, Lens and Duophonic. He has performed at festivals of experimental music in London, Austria, Denmark, France, Germany and Holland. He also dances and plays with Blackheath Morris Men.

Current Projects (Live)

Solo performances using amplified melodeon and/or amplified objects

Improvising duo with percussionist Paul May

Improvising duo with guitarist/banjo player Clive Pearman

Foulkestone - an experimental folk duo with Jude Cowan

Drop - guitar and vocals in this post-punk band

Mixed Porter - Ceilidh and session band playing traditional English tunes.

Current Projects (Recording)

Duo with Glasgow based sound artist Skitter

Project with French improviser Jérôme Poirier

Ongoing work with Mark Spybey


Solo Melodeon Photo by Neil Coombs

Foulkestone (with Jude Cowan) Photo by Alan Savage

Drop (l-r Andy Kiss, Richard Sanderson, Neil Jones, Chris Oberon) Photo by Alan Morley, Middlesbrough 2011