Music Translation of Tertiary Protein Structure: Auditory Patterns of the Protein Folding

Castagna R., Chiolerio A., Margaria V.

Conference on EvoApplications 2011: EvoCOMPLEX, EvoGAMES, EvoIASP, EvoINTELLIGENCE, EvoNUM, AND EvoSTOC, Torino, Italy, 27 - 29 April 2011, vol.6625, pp.214-215 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 6625
  • City: Torino
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.214-215
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


We have translated genome-encoded protein sequence into musical notes and created a polyphonic harmony taking in account its tertiary structure. We did not use a diatonic musical scale to obtain a pleasant sound, focusing instead on the spatial relationship between aminoacids closely placed in the 3-dimensional protein folding. In this way, the result is a musical translation of the real morphology of the protein, that opens the challenge to bring musical harmony rules into the proteomic research field.