DNA Modulator is a soundinstallation that plays the DNA soundcomposition of my mother.
On Juli 1st 2012 my mother unespectedly died. I decided to get in touch with a forensic institute in Pennysylvania to make a DNA profile out of a few of my mother's hairs. I converted the DNA sequence of 720 karakters (the karakters ACTG) into a soundcomposition with a squence of 740 tones made out of the tones A - C - E - G. The composition concists of 3 octaves, a high, middle and low ocactave.
The different tone-positions are lasered out of a circular plate wich is motordriven. A sensor arm with light sensitive sensors plays a tone when a hole passes through underneath and is hit with light that comes through the hole.