HEARING YOUR GENES EVOLVE

Composer Deirdre Gribbin and geneticist Dr Sarah Teichmann’s year-long collaboration at the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Biology in Cambridge resulted in the creation of a string quartet, 'Hearing Your Genes Evolve.'

 

Their aim with the innovative musical score - which was based on sequences from a major human genome endeavour called the 1000 Genomes Project - was to convey the complexity of human genetics in a way that was accessible and personal to the general public.

 

The Benyounes Quartet perform the work at the Sonic Research Arts Centre as part of the NI Science Festival 2019. Dr. Sarah Teichmann - Research Group Leader at EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute - gives a presentation on this unique project. 

The Benyounes Quartet first collaborated with Deirdre Gribbin at Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance back in 2012 whilst the quartet were the conservatoire's Richard Carne Trust Junior Fellows.

 

They have since worked together on numerous occasions - premiering Gribbin's work 'GenoME' and recording the work to be featured on UCL's GenoME app which explores the genetic code of four ambassadors for the Personal Genome Project. more info

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