Incredible images of microbaterial colonies photographed by Steve Downer (Blue Planet etc.) under the scientific supervision of Dr Simon Park (University of Surrey)
Music by Milton Mermikides derived algoritmically from the DNA, colour and shape of the microbacterial colonies (Sep 2008)
"I was given 16s RNA codes by Microbiologist Dr. Simon Park, and I built a patch in MAX/MSP that read through them automatically sending midi data through a virtual port to ableton Live, and Logic for code and protein usage respectively. The MAX/MSP patcher also incorporated Jitter elements to extract colour data (RGB) from the bacterial colonies and translate to tempo and timbral modulation parameters. I have a detailed technical document available from my PhD if you are interested."