Celebrate 20 years of Genetic Research with Segue - Gene Machines

In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, Segue was commissioned to create an original composition based on audio recordings from the GSC's laboratory equipment, robots and computers - to make "music" from the noise they produce.

Machine noise is a challenging palette of musical ingredients - sharp, abrasive and whirring sounds are typically unpleasant. For one night, these machines are repurposed as acoustical performers.

In the process of creative "Gene Machines", recordings were analyzed for their specific frequency profiles and then used to generate melodic or percussive sounds. Together with bass from a Moog synthesizer, the sounds were stretched, manipulated and sequenced into a series of compositions. Each composition is based on the recording from one specific laboratory machine, emphasizing its tone and timbre quality.

Learn more about The Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre here: https://www.bcgsc.ca


Tracklist:

A side (22:27)
Beckman Biomek 3000
Eppendorf Microcentrifuge
Hamilton Starlet

B side (21:50)
Server Room
Mini Centrifuge
Thermal Cycler

*Please note that each side of the vinyl plays as a continuous mix.
The audio preview on this page are just clips of the release.
Each record includes a digital download code.

In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, Segue was commissioned to create an original composition based on audio recordings from the GSC's laboratory equipment, robots and computers - to make "music" from the noise they produce.

Machine noise is a challenging palette of musical ingredients - sharp, abrasive and whirring sounds are typically unpleasant. For one night, these machines are repurposed as acoustical performers.

In the process of creative "Gene Machines", recordings were analyzed for their specific frequency profiles and then used to generate melodic or percussive sounds. Together with bass from a Moog synthesizer, the sounds were stretched, manipulated and sequenced into a series of compositions. Each composition is based on the recording from one specific laboratory machine, emphasizing its tone and timbre quality.

Learn more about The Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre here: https://www.bcgsc.ca


Tracklist:

A side (22:27)
Beckman Biomek 3000
Eppendorf Microcentrifuge
Hamilton Starlet

B side (21:50)
Server Room
Mini Centrifuge
Thermal Cycler

*Please note that each side of the vinyl plays as a continuous mix.
The audio preview on this page are just clips of the release.
Each record includes a digital download code.

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Gene Machines

Segue
12” Black vinyl (33 rpm)
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Estimated Shipping DateLate-January, 2021
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