The Sound of Gender, Diane Ludin and Marius Schebella, sound installation.
The piece is a sonification of human DNA. A, C, T and G are the symbols used to represent the base acid pairs of the human genome. The sequences in this piece come from the X-Chromosome (151 million bases) and the Y-Chromosome (51 million). The list is feed into a computer and generates a live audio stream.
The X and Y Chromosomes determine gender at a scientific/bio-informatic level. In the piece the information is decoded into accoustic, structural bricks (modules) which are assembled to create a sonic life-form.
Present at SLSA conference in 2007.