Looped Sun

 

Looped Sun, 2003
Looped audio CD, ink on paper drawing 30cm x 30cm

Based on the legendary logo of Sun Records, the instantly recognisable bright yellow label with its decorative musical notes found on classic singles by Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. Although the score running around the label rim of Elvis’ first single “That’s All Right“ (1954) doesn’t make much sense musically — it’s purely a graphic motif — I treated the score as a ‘found’ compositional fragment and re-wrote the 43-note piece for piano and recorded it as a loop.