Genome Soundscapes

COVID-19 genome first 720 bases
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Narrated by

Wendy Tremont King

COVID-19

Shortly after the genome sequence for SARS-CoV-2 was revealed, I was up late chatting with Miguel about all things COVID (it was very new at that time) and we had a much needed laugh about narrating the genome sequence.  After we ended the call, in the wee hours of the morning, I went into the booth and recorded the first 720 bases to follow up on the joke.  He took that recording and mastered it into the following "etudes". 

Etude 1
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Composition by

Miguel Frasconi

Etude 1: Miguel removed all the silences between the bases then processed the timing to make it a bit more rhythmic and did some layering. 
Etude 3
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Composition by

Miguel Frasconi

Etude 3: Miguel stripped out each base (ATGC), put them on a separate track and then spun his composer's magic.