Melodic DNA tone poems, personal expressions of the musical forms found in the mitochondrial DNA of all living species.
This product is no longer in stock
''No mercy, no power but its own controls it. Panting and snorting like a mad battle steed that has lost its rider, the masterless ocean overruns the globe.'' Herman Melville - Moby Dick
DNA VARIATIONS is a collection of melodic DNA tone poems, personal expressions of the musical forms found in the mitochondrial DNA of all living species.
DNA, like music, is a code composing a sequence of events that build to create the stunning diversity and beauty of our natural world. In the last twenty-five years, many artists and musicians have sought inspiration from the musical forms and structures inherent within the genetic code. Following in their footsteps, Scottish composer Stuart Mitchell has spent the last 2 years researching Mitochondrial DNA (cytochrome c gene) and found that it carries a variable ‘melodic signature’ for most living species.
This first work in the series explores a selection of species from the Sea, which Stuart feels, expresses the mystery, vastness, and beauty of the largest community of life on Earth.
DNA Variations I – The Sea
Composed, scored and performed by Stuart Mitchell
THE NAUTILUS DESCENDING (
AEOLIAN DOLPHIN (
THE CONSCIENCE OF THE HUMPBACK WHALE (
SEAHORSE HERMAPHRODITE (Hippocampus) 3.17
DANCE OF THE MANTA RAY (Manta birostris) 5.12
SILENT PREDATOR (Carcharodon
THE GENTLE GIANT (Rhincodon typus) 3.00
CALL OF THE MANATEE (Trichechus) 4.31
CORAL FUGUE (Gorgonian Sea Fan) 3.55
THE SEAL (Halichoerus
Total playing time: 40:08
Producer - Stuart Mitchell - Production Assistant – Drew Mclean
Recorded @ Your DNA Song Studios Ltd - Edinburgh Uk 2004- 2009
Artwork and design Scott
Scores and parts available from Ian Phillips-Kerr – Music Works http://www.music-works.uk.com