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Soundmapping the Genes on SGEM Florence Conference

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Fredrik Soegaard and Soundmapping the Genes

The time has come to give you a little teaser for yet another of the upcoming workshops in this year's SGEM Florence Conference.

Soundmapping the Genes is a research-based artistic project in the field between biology and music. It is using DNA code-sequence and structures it in musical form. The complete code-sequence of the H1 histamin protein of the rainbow trout is translated into MIDI language and can be used simply as a melody - consisting of 642 notes - or as information, running electronic music parameters in real-time live music settings.

As Glenn Astarita from All About Jazz stated: "DNA is elevated into a mesmeric showcase, where Frederick Soegaard intermixes psycho-rock guitar with the MIDIgenemap and TC FireworX software to complement his band mates' use of computers, electronics, and percussion. With sweeping sounds and oscillating single note implementations, the trio (it is usually performed by three musicians) poses a transient musical environment, starkly different from old school type computer-generated beeps and blips."

Below you can enjoy a short video from a previous show of Soundmapping the Genes.

Here you can see more information about all the workshops during the 8th edition of the SGEM Florence Conference.

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An interview with the network research artist Don Foresta

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Don Foresta's Workshop at the SGEM Florence Conference

This year's edition of the SGEM Florence Conference is proud to present you with the world-renowned media artist Don Foresta. Foresta will acquaint our audience with a workshop based on his work Multiple Worlds (Mondes Multiple). The book lays out his theories on the relation between art and science, art using new technologies, the role of the artist as researcher, and Foresta's conviction that we have been living a new renaissance for over 100 years with a profound transformation of how we understand and represent reality in both art and science. 

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SGEM Florence Conference Workshops

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Call for workshops and performances in Florence

We present you with three of the already confirmed workshops for this year's SGEM Florence Conference. Part of one of the main focuses of SWS Scientific Society – the prolific rendezvous of Science and Art – these sessions will immerse you into the creative realms where scientific achievements enrich the artistic imagination and vice versa. Our mission is to facilitate the conversation between the artists and the scientists in order to show how elucidating and inspiring their collaboration could be.

We invite you to participate with your own workshop or as a spectator, and why not both. It's up to you!

Follow the links below for more detailed information about our workshop sessions:

Call for Workshops

Call for Performers


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Last day of a 15%-off Early Bird registration for SGEM Florence Conference

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Welcome to Florence – the live museum of the Renaissance

Art Meets Science at Centro Congressi Auditorium al Duomo- Firenze. The synergy of Arts and Humanities, presented in one unique event - Extended Scientific Sessions "The Magic of the Renaissance", part of the SWS International Scientific Conferences on Arts and Humanities. The sessions are organized by the SWS International Society of Social Sciences, Humanities and Art, with the kind support of many Universities and Academies of Sciences.

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