What does 'molecular' music sound like? Author Larry Dossey M.D calls Sequencia,
"...a quick step to an altered state of consciousness. There is beauty and power there, great power."
He adds: "Sequencia is the Grail Quest set to music."
Is your DNA a dull mechanical machine or a creative artist? Do atomic elements lump together as inert matter, or hum with sound? Do pulsars add to the harmony of the universe? One way to find out is to LISTEN. Thanks to science and technology and the imagination of composer Susan Alexjander this is not only possible but disarming. And what do we hear? We hear 'invisible whispers' within, waking up our nervous system....very very alive.
Our molecules inhabit an energetic place of patterned beauty. Light frequencies can now be captured , translated into sound and sent to a synthesizer. The result: nothing is quite like it appears to be...all is humming under the surface. Even familiar nature sounds yield secrets when partnered with technology. Could you begin to imagine that cricket chirps slowed down sound like a women's harmonic choir? And further slowed become heartbeats? Why does thunder contain the music of hundreds of cellos tuning up? What does it all mean? And where is your place in this tapestry?
Susan Alexjander has a passion. She is on a quest to help birth a new perspective; a new way of participating in life through nature and sound. Scientists are joining in the fun as they realize that vibration makes up our world at its most basic level and, what could we find here? Alexjander's sound designs and recordings are bringing about a true marriage of science and art.
A classical composer (MA) in the San Francisco Bay Area, Alexjander (the 'j" is silent) calls her music Nature-Based; 'organic.' She became fascinated with DNA in l990 and created a recording of original compositions called Sequencia, using the molecular frequencies of DNA as a tuning system. After biologist Dr. David Deamer provided the original data, Sequencia evolved into art. Since l990 Sequencia has been internationally praised by the BBC, the New York Times, The Economist, IEEE Journal of Medicine and Biology, found its way into museums (Boston Museum of Science, San Francisco MOMA, etc.) accompanied dance troupes, inspired thousands of listeners and even created an invitation to appear at a SETI Conference in Paris to discuss interstellar communication. SA is an adjunct faculty member of three universities** and lectures widely to enthusiastic audiences.
Since her pioneering work with DNA Alexjander has been sleuthing for the vibrational frequencies of just about everything....stars, water, the elements of life, time cycles, sacred geometry and rhythms. The result? "Resonance is holding everything together in a grand design!" And, of course is creating endlessly fascinating music.
Sequencia and other recordings including film DVD of Into Being - The River are available from: Science & The Arts; PO Box 428; Aptos, CA. 95001. www.OurSoundUniverse.com.
***Cogswell College, Sunnyvale, CA. California Institute of Psychoacoustics, San Francisco, CA and Union Institute, Sacramento, CA.