Sascha Selke contracted to write "genetic" music

Vienna based science communications agency dialog gentechnik has just contracted Sascha Selke to compose a set of pieces which transfer genetic information into musical information.

Profiting from his experience in translating non-musical structures into music (such as in his Kepler opera Johannes or in his topographical analysis for the music for Rogner Bad Blumau), the first piece – the “Evolution Sonata” for string quartet and piano – will be first performed in Autumn 2009 in Vienna and will depict the evolution of simple amino acid sequences into complex life forms in terms of music.

Would you like to hear evolution humming at work? Then don't miss the performance! (Or hear the piece on this website… – coming up soon!