Musik aus Aminosäurensequenz der Schweinegrippe

Stephan Zielinski hat die Aminosäurensequenz des Schweinegrippenvirus per Algorithmus in einen Ambient-Track verwandelt. „Wir werden alle störben“ als Song, geschrieben von Mutter Natur. Sehr schön!

Each beat corresponds to one amino acid, and the piece is in 3/4 time, so each six measures would correspond to five turns around the alpha structure. (I’m weaseling because I haven’t the foggiest idea how the protein actually gets folded.) Amino acids with side chains that are neither aromatic not aliphatic control the piano and organ: the nine non-hydrophobics the piano, and the four hydrophobics the organ. The three amino acids with aliphatic side chains control the low synthesizer, while the four with aromatics control the percussion. Strictly speaking, this is a version of swine flu hemagglutinin, FJ966952

“Swine Flu Hemagglutinin”: amino acid sequence as ambient music (via Waxy)