Peter sends us this story from IFLScience:
“It might sound like the jaunty beeps of Brian Eno playing with a Gameboy, but these are the sounds of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. In an ambitious ‘lockdown project,’ a scientist has created music from the genome of SARS-CoV-2 by representing the genetic code as musical notes.”
And “It was so nice-sounding that I had to go back to the code and make it sound a little sadder and a bit more dissonant,” he explained. “It just sounded too happy to be derived from something so insidious.”
Um, okay. I’ll bite. Let’s have a listen.