The New London Chamber Choir will debut "new choral work inspired by their very own genes" at the Royal Society of Medicine's "Music from the Genome" event tomorrow, says the Wellcome Trust. "The event takes its title from a Wellcome Trust-funded project of the same name, which brings together the new composition, 'Allele,' with a piece of original scientific research — an investigation into the genetic determinants of musical ability," the organization's statement reads. Andrew Morley, the project's director, compared DNA samples from 250 choral singers with those obtained from 250 non-musicians. Data from the 41 members of the NLCC is woven in composer Michael Zev's 'Allele.'
The Sound of Genetics
Jul 12, 2010