DNA Set to Music

Posted by on February 23, 2016 in Art and Music, Entertainment, Media & Arts with 4 Comments

By Jill Mattson |* Jill's Wings of Light



This week we are going to explore DNA set to music…What a fascinating idea!!!

Biologist, Dr. David Deamer, measured the vibrational frequencies of the four DNA molecules and translated them into sound. Susan Alexjander's web site, “Our Sound Universe,” describes this DNA music. I will summarize some of her information here!

A team “collected” frequencies from the bases of DNA with a spectrophotometer, a device about the size of a breadbox. Once the frequencies were captured, the frequencies needed to get within our hearing range.

Any hertz number of a frequency divided in half or doubled will produce its corresponding lower or upper octave, whether it is sound or light. Thus, a number such as 8.7 x 1013 Hz can be divided in half, again and again, to create lower and lower octaves.

Finally after dividing 36 times, we get the frequency of 1266, corresponding to a (slightly sharp) D#. The question of ‘translating' light into sound is more a philosophical one. Sound sped up can of course never be light, since the former depends upon molecules to push around while the second derives from electromagnetic radiation.

One could argue that what is important here is not so much the medium but the ratios involved: the relationships between frequencies. The ears can detect about 10 octaves of sound, while the eyes can only perceive a little over one octave of light, or color. An octave in light is the same ratio as an octave in sound…. 2:1.

A perfect fifth, or a relationship of 3:2 is the same proportion in light as in sound (and can be continued into the world of geometry, architecture, movements of the planets and so forth. anywhere there is a periodic or regular vibration). By discovering patterns of ratios in light, we are simply translating into a sound medium to “hear” what information they might contain and how they relate to each other.

In summary these scientists/musicians, translated the frequencies of DNA and used them to compose music! More in the next letter!

*This article was originally entitled “DNA Set to Music!” And is posted in its entirety with the permission of the author.

Robert O'Leary 150x150Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products & modalities since the early 1970’s & he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist & father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive & safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield (MA), New England & “virtually” the world, with his website. He can also be reached at romayasoundhealthandbeauty@gmail.

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  1. 999536196758581@facebook.com' Brinda Suchde says:

    Amazing Can we hear the sound clip?

  2. 10102166746449885@facebook.com' Joshua-Rocky Teders says:

    Dr. Hans jenny (study of geometry in fluid vibrations,water vibrated by sound forming geometric shapes,cymatics)

  3. 905484942870935@facebook.com' Willy Watson says:


  4. 10153494721611491@facebook.com' Niki Randell says:

    That’s cool I’m in would love to hear my DNA song and my heart song

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