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by John C. O'Leary III

CRISPR is a collection of original works for piano in a variety of genres from jazz to classical to blues, that was born of my desire to combine my passions - music and science, and inspired by the cutting edge genetic-editing technique called CRISPR.

The title number, “CRISPR,” contains repetitive bass motifs, mimicking repetitive sequences of nucleic base pairs in the DNA of bacteria. The piece’s fast, odd time signature represents the struggle between the possibility of construction and destruction using CRISPR.


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