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Melodic DNA tone poems, personal expressions of the musical forms found in the mitochondrial DNA of all living species.

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Stuart Mitchell's DNA Variations I (The Sea) 

''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.

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DNA Variations I – The Sea

Composed, scored and performed  by Stuart Mitchell

THE NAUTILUS DESCENDING  (Nuatilus Pompilios)   5.20

AEOLIAN DOLPHIN (Delphinis delphis)    2.55                 

THE CONSCIENCE OF THE HUMPBACK WHALE (megaptera novaeangliae)   4.52

SEAHORSE HERMAPHRODITE (Hippocampus)    3.17

DANCE OF THE MANTA RAY (Manta birostris)     5.12

SILENT PREDATOR (Carcharodon carcharia)      3.30

THE GENTLE GIANT (Rhincodon typus)     3.00

MICROCOSMOS (planktos)    1.53

CALL OF THE MANATEE (Trichechus)     4.31

CORAL FUGUE (Gorgonian Sea Fan)     3.55

THE SEAL (Halichoerus grypus)    4.55

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 Leuthol

Scores and parts available from Ian Phillips-Kerr – Music Works  http://www.music-works.uk.com