Recorder gestures toward the ephemerality of information by recording sound into sand. Similar to a record player, the machine has a turntable and a needle. However, record players work by interpreting sound waves - users hear audio based on the vibration of the needle in the grooves of a record. Recorder inverts this functionality by linking the needle to a speaker resonator. A very shallow sandbox acts as a turntable as the resonator wobbles the needle, recording sound waves into the sand.