Watch/Listen To A Musical Organism “Evolve,” Evo Devo Style

This artist couple creates music based on the Evo Devo evolutionary process

Multi-media artist couple Eric and Anna Lindemann (who has a background in evolutionary developmental biology) seek to answer the question: Can art be created like biology creates organisms? Their Evo Devo series consists of ongoing collaborative research and creative projects in which they use computer simulations based on biological evolutionary and developmental processes in the creation of music. In the video above, a musical organism “evolves” according to the dynamics of cell division and cell differentiation during multicellular organismal development, developed using algorithms created in Matlab, and then sonified using a variety of musical synthesis techniques.