Ages 8 +
Offered in English and French
A composition workshop that explores the musical properties of DNA.
A, T, G, C. Four letters that interact and intertwine to describe the entire living world. Is it possible to listen to DNA? And if so, what would we hear? This workshop explores the musicality of genetic information by inviting participants to transform DNA sequences into sound and create a living composition.
To allow you to conduct this workshop independently in your classroom, we provide a practical user guide, a link to a video introduction (in French only), and the Ableton Live program, a software interface for composing and arranging music. It’s available free for a 90-day trial period.
What you’ll need:
* For any assistance in installing the software, you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your donations through the NAC's National Youth and Education Trust help the NAC provide learning and engagement opportunities for all — from young children in the classroom, to pre-professional artists, to the lifelong learner.
Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. The Music Alive Program is made possible thanks to the leadership support of National Partner, The Azrieli Foundation, and Major Supporters, The Slaight Family Foundation and TD Bank Group. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.