Stuart Mitchell (Composer) (born December
21, 1965) is a UK pianist producer and composer,
best known for his Seven Wonders Suite
(2001). The Seven Wonders Suite has been recorded by The Prague Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mario Klemens. In 2014 a new recording of The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus from Seven Wonders Suite performed by The Czech National Orchestra with Paul Bateman (Conductor) was recorded by Deutsche Grammophon.
The work received its 'Premier' performance in Prague in November 2006 performed by The Czech National Orchestra
conducted by Paul Freeman at the Rudolfinum Concert Hall in Prague. This major symphonic work has put Stuart currently
at #181 in the Classic FM Hall of Fame 2017 and is regularly requested by their listeners.
Stuart Mitchell is the son of pianist and composer Thomas J. Mitchell. In 2005, the Mitchell's received media coverage from Reuters, ITN, BBC, and CNN/Fox News when they deciphered a musical code of cymatics
carved into the ceiling design of Rosslyn Chapel.
In collaboration with John Stuart Reid of Cymascope.com, the process was confirmed in a television documentary by The Discovery Channelin the USA and Channel 5 in the UK, recently aired a documentary titled "The Da Vinci Code: The True Story", in which the truth behind Dan Brown's novel is revealed. Aspects of the chapel were featured in Dan Brown's novel, The Da Vinci Code.
Rosslyn Chapel holds a musical mystery
in its architecture and design. At one end of the
chapel, on the ceiling are 4 cross-sections of arches
containing elaborate symbolic designs on each array of
cubes (in actual fact they are rectangles mostly). The
'cubes' are attached to the arches in a musically
sequential way. And to confirm this, at the ends of each
arch there is an angel playing a musical instrument of a
After 27 years of study and research by
Stuart's father Thomas.J.Mitchell, we believe he has
found the pitches and tonality that match the symbols on
each cube, revealing its melodic and harmonic
progressions. It is what we could call 'frozen music', a
little like cryogenics.
The music has been frozen in
time by symbolism, it was only a matter of time before
the symbolism began to 'thaw out' and begin to make
sense to scientific and musical perception. The designers appear to have applied this formula to record the music in stone carvings and we have translated the frequencies employing this formula to Rosslyn Chapel's cubic, carved patterns.
In 2008 Stuart released
the first in his series of works called DNA Variations, music translated from Ancestral DNA sequences of various species and has just completed his second in the series called Fly - Orchestral Suite. Stuart founded his company Your DNA Song Ltd in 2005 to bring personalized DNA music to clients and individuals. Stuart's DNA music company is also currently involved with sound healing therapy exploring ways soundwaves can impact the body and well-being of clients.
In 2010, Stuart translated the DNA code of Ludwig Van Beethoven receiving further media coverage and premiered the performance of the music at the Edinburgh Festival 2010 with himself on Piano and Feargus Heatherington on Viola.
''All the proceeds from the Human Genome Music is going toward the health and beauty of humanity. We are donating all proceeds to children's causes all over the planet, so that the Human Genome Sequence does 'not' just become a string of data. But takes care of the generations to come, that will depend upon our artistic, caring and scientific discoveries to benefit all mankind and our future generations..all we need to do, is care about our and our children's future''
Stuart Mitchell performing at Edinburgh International Festival 2010