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  • Restless Leg Syndrome

    In order to fit the entire genetic code for the tendency for restless leg syndrome into a piece of music under 2 minutes I used Balinese gamalon music, normally based on five notes, as a launching point for this four-note exercise. The pulsating drone...

  • Schizophrenia Part One

    I assigned the letters to their same notes, and T to F#.  When it got a little too boring or nonmelodic, I jumped up an octave on a few F#s and Gs. The only real difference between the two is that in the second I added some guitar chords. Nothing radi...

  • Schizophrenia Part Two

    I assigned the letters to their same notes, and T to F#.  When it got a little too boring or nonmelodic, I jumped up an octave on a few F#s and Gs. The only real difference between the two is that in the second I added some guitar chords. Nothing radi...

  • Heroin Addiction

    Caddyshackattack are no strangers to the highs and lows of narcotic usage and took drew inspiration for this track from the relevant genetic code and the period of sadness and depravity they entered upon failing produce a record matching the quality of...

  • Where are the Roses?

    I took just the first ‘paragraph’ of the bitter sense code and assigned a chord to each of the markers (as your friend did, I believe). I wanted to change them as little as possible, so I left A, C, and G the same, but I changed the T to F. I did c...

  • Baldness

    Here, I was trying to capture the melancholy of a man feeling his virility slip away on the long slide down to death. A plucked string seemed the perfect instrument to represent nature’s plucking away at his potency, hair by hair, and what better tha...

  • Alcoholic Seizures

    After being dropped by their third label in 1991, Caddyshackattack became enamored with the bourgeoning "rave" scenes on the West Coast around the West Country. Despite standing out somewhat in their denim and leather and preferring to hang out at the...

  • The Long Haul

    Found your page, and loved the idea. Got the sequence (Longevity) and decided on D# for the T replacement. On a whim I decided to limit this piece to piano, choir and cello. Did a rough conversion to MIDI (Using ABC Convert-A-Matic). Imported t...

  • Ticks (Tourette's)

    I was looking at the different DNA strings and Tourette was the one with the loudest voice. Before I started writing, I tried to visualize a person with some of the symptoms of Tourette's. One of the characteristics regarding Tourette is the ticks. I ...

  • Errors of Avoidance

    For this track, I took 4 10-letter sequences from the Avoidance of Error marker. Instead of keying each letter to a musical note, I keyed each to a particular sound programmed into a drum machine. Then I used the sequences to create four rhythmic pat...

  • Schizophrenia in a Box

    I used the first 40 nucleotides of the schizophrenia gene for my theme. For my theme, A =A, C=C, G=G, and I set T = Eb to get the desired mode (A,C,Eb, and G make up an A diminished 7th chord). The right hand of the piano plays 40 consecutive eighth no...

  • RODDE IV

    This piece is based on my Ph.D. thesis “Repair of Oxidative DNA Damage by E. coli Endonuclease IV” [Curator's note: I shortened it to RODDE IV, as the full title did not fit in the box!]. This enzyme is a key part of the response to DNA damage caus...

  • In the Club, 2nd Shot

    My piece is called "In the club: 2nd Shot" and it is based on the code related to Alcohol Dependence. I used a dance beat to make this song because I have a love-hate relationship with clubs. The experience of going out to a club with friends demand...

  • the Mystery of Life

    In composing this instrumental number I used the first 280 nucleotides of the Longevity gene(The key is A major). The notes of the main melody follow the following conversion methods(basically ten notes per bar). 1:Adenine is assigned to A,B,C#,D o...

  • Soundscape No. 1: Bitter

    This project inspired me to change my process, which usually involves pencil and staff paper or notation software. For this work, I decided to use a simple form of graphic notation and a midi-capable keyboard to play and record sequences directly into ...

  • Soundscape No. 1: Bitter

    This project inspired me to change my process, which usually involves pencil and staff paper or notation software. For this work, I decided to use a simple form of graphic notation and a midi-capable keyboard to play and record sequences directly into ...

  • Mind of a Catfish

    'Mind of a Catfish', by Ambient Earth. After finding the DNA sequence for the catfish, I traced the beginning of the first part of the sequence that started with 'CAT', which was: CATA AGCT TCTG GCTC I began the musical piece with each lett...

  • Restless (Invitro Mix)

    This song/entry is a third remix version based on our original submission "Restless Genetic Mix V1" which has been remixed and enhanced. Restless (Invitro Genetic Mix).mp3 (5 MB)

  • Restless (In Vivo Mix)

    This song/entry is a second remix version based on our original submission "Restless Genetic Mix V1" which has been remixed and enhanced. Restless (In Vivo Genetic Mix).mp3 (5 MB)

  • Restless (Genetic Remix)

    This song/entry is based on our original submission "Restless Genetic Mix V1" which has been remixed and enhanced. Restless (Genetic Mix).mp3 (5 MB)

  • Restless Genetic Mix V1

    We began by creating three separate 16 note drum track measures made up of a 16 nucleotides each. "A" was assigned as the snare drum, "C" was assigned the cymbal parts, "G" was assigned to tom, drum and "T" was assigned to the kick drum. After establis...

  • Avoidence of Errors (Harp)

    This is what I'm playing (bold chords are the harmony line I created - the top notes are the melody I derived from the DNA pairs). I can explain further how I got to this point if you like: G G Ab Eb Bb Eb Eb Ab Ab G Ab F G Ab Cm Eb F F G Ab Eb Ab ...

  • Soundscape No. 2: Longevity

    The process for creating these two soundscapes (No. 1 & No. 2) is almost identical, and I describe my process in the first sounds-cape, based on the FASTA sequence for Bitter here. It's interesting that the final products are very distinct. Longevity.m...

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