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How One Young Composer Turned a Deadly Virus Into Beautiful Music

composer Alexandra Pajak seated with a laptop
Composer Alexandra Pajak has written a number of musical works inspired by genetic material.
28, 2011

Composer Alexandra Pajak used the raw genetic material of the HIV virus as inspiration for a new instrumental work, Sounds of HIV. Recorded by the Sequence Ensemble, proceeds from the sales of the album go to support the Emory Vaccine Center.