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Gamma Crystallin Musik - Mary Anne Clark

Gamma crystallin music
Mary Anne Clark © 2009

Pad sound (new age):
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String orchestra:
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This piece was composed by nature!
By assigning tones to the the amino acids of
gamma lens protein music of the spheres appears.

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Composition: Mary Anne Clark
Mary Anne Clark © 2009


Pad version:
M. A. Clark using Algorithmic Arts software.

Strings version:
Algorithmic Arts software (M. A. Clark);
Capella & Vienna Symphonic Library - Special Edition, VSL Equalizer & Exciter,
Cubase Studio 4 (A. Stabentheiner)

Strings instruments:

Double basses


Making of genetic and protein music:

Proteins are composed of sequences of subunits called amino acids.

We know 20 of them:
A = alanine  C = cysteine  D = aspartate  E = glutamate  F = phenylalanine
G = glycine  H = histidine  I = isoleucine  K = lysine  L = leucine
M = methionine  N = asparagine  P = proline  Q = glutamine  R = arginine
S = serine  T = threonine  V = valine  W = tryptophan  Y = tyrosine

The twenty amino acids can be assigned to a musical scale, for example the C-major scale below:

In this example the amino acids are ordered
from hydrophobic = water-insoluble (I «» c)
to hydrophilic = water-soluble (R «» a2), as far as possible.

The duration of each note varies with the number of DNA (DesoxyriboNucleic Acid) codons
associated with the amino acid.
The DNA codons are part of the genetic information for protein synthesis
on the chromosomes of each cell's nucleus.
The last three codons to sound are stop codons and do not correspond to any amino acid.

To make proteins function the right way,
allowing them to bind to or interact with other substances,
they are folded in three dimensions.
Here is the 3D-structure of bovine gamma lens protein:

Different folds (or other features) may be assigned to different instruments.

For more detailed information please follow the link on the author page of Mary Anne Clark.

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