Listen To A Musical Organism "Evolve"

Artist couple creates music based on biological evolutionary development

Can art be created like biology creates organisms? Multi-media artist couple Eric and Anna Lindemann (who has a background in evolutionary developmental biology) seek to answer this question. Their Evo Devo series consists of 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 the development of a multicellular organism. It was developed using algorithms created in Matlab, and then sonified using a variety of musical synthesis techniques.