“Musical Synthesis of DNA Sequences” presented by Gena and Strom


Session Title:

  • Cosmic Creativity

Presentation Title:

  • Musical Synthesis of DNA Sequences




  • We envisioned a type of computer-generated DNA music that takes cues for its musical parameters directly from the physiological ones present in genetic code. The code is an alphabet made up of four letters or bases that are arranged in three-letter words called codons. We have generated musical compositions for numerous viruses, including the common cold and HIV. We have avoided most human tissue because of large amounts of uncoded filler found in between sequences.