Varmus & Fils

Posted by: admin on November 27, 2008 @ 9:19 am
Filed under: Culture

Festival of New Trumpet Music friend Jacob Varmus recently appeared at the Guggenheim with his father, Nobel Prize-winning oncologist Harold Varmus. “Genes & Jazz” being the title of the show-slash-lecture-slash-concert.

Harold came across some computer simulations of basic cell processes which had been produced by an Australian biomedical animator named Drew Barry. The animations, which are speeded-up renderings of cells dividing, are astonishingly beautiful. Harold decided to use them to illustrate his talk, and Jacob started thinking of his music as a kind of score.

And one thing led to another. You can read the whole New Yorker Talk of the Town article here.

No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.