“The medicine of the future will be music and sound.”
"Future medicine will be the medicine of frequencies."
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
What is Genosonics?
Genosonics, a compound word coined by Ikwan Onkha, etymologically derives from two other words - Genome and Sonics. As such, its meaning relies on these derivatives, which we must do well to consider briefly.
Genome is the complete set of genetic material contained within an organism. The genome contains all the information required by a cell to develop, function, and reproduce itself. It also carries all the information cells need to group themselves into organisms of varying complexity, be they plants, animals, or human beings.
The genetic material comprising the genome is mostly DNA, found at the core of each cell. Some sections of DNA, called genes, hold coded instructions for making different types of proteins. And according to cell biology, it is these proteins that perform all the tasks within a cell. So, we have the trio of DNA, Genes, and Proteins featuring prominently in the study of genomes (genomics).
Sonics, on the other hand, refers to musical sounds artificially produced or reproduced.
Genosonics, therefore, is the musical sound of the genome. Or simply put, it is the musical sound of DNA, genes, and proteins. It is similar to what is popularly known as DNA music, or Gene music, or Protein music but not the same. The science behind the creation of Genosonics is refreshingly different. Also, its application goes beyond merely translating genomic data into music. Genosonics lean more toward Music Therapy, or what we might call Music Medicine.
Now, what’s so special about Genosonics? And why in the world would anyone care about the music of DNA, genes, and proteins?
We have already mentioned that proteins perform all tasks within a cell. By implication, cell malfunction, being the cause of most diseases, can be attributed to genes and proteins. And any process that affects the function of genes and proteins can influence disease conditions, for better or worse.
Researchers have proven, through scientific experimentation, that musical sounds can modulate gene functions and protein synthesis. In one such experiment by C. Kanduri, et-al (1), it was found that listening to a piece of classical music modulated between 45 and 97 genes in two sets of listeners.
Although the scope of the study did not cover the cause of the observed effect, there’s enough science to show that the principles of harmonic vibrations and resonance were involved (more on that shortly). With Genosonics, it is possible to create musical sounds that intentionally target the modulation of gene activities to maintain or restore optimal cell functions.
Thus, Genosonics becomes medicine, and we inch closer to the future predicted by Edgar Cayce and Albert Einstein more than a century ago.
"The medicine of the future will be music and sound"
"Future medicine will be the medicine of frequencies"
(1) Kanduri C, Raijas P, Ahvenainen M, Philips AK, Ukkola-Vuoti L, Lähdesmäki H, Järvelä I. The effect of listening to music on human transcriptome. PeerJ. 2015 Mar 12;3:e830. doi: 10.7717/peerj.830. PMID: 25789207; PMCID: PMC4362302.
Where is the science?
Genosonics combines four fields of science - Cell Biology, Genomics, Quantum Mechanics, and the Physics of Sound/Music. We already touched on the role of Cell Biology and Genomics in the preceding paragraphs. These fields help us understand cellular operations and how gene functions within the cells might contribute to disease causation and elimination.
The Physics of sound gets involved in the 'sonics' aspect, quite obviously. The laws of harmonic vibrations and resonance, mentioned earlier, facilitate interactions between the musical elements and the target genes. These interactions happen at quantum levels, and that's where Quantum Mechanics comes into play.
Wave-Particle equations come in handy for computing the resonance frequencies of the amino acid sequence of target gene-proteins. While the Frequency Quantization (a consequence of the principle of Energy Quantization) enables the construction of an equal-tempered musical scale out of the continuous resonance frequencies of the amino acids.
How is it created?
For the sake of scientific transparency and to encourage anyone wishing to research this field, we would now glimpse at the five broad stages involved in creating a Genosonic piece.
Identify the genes affiliated with the disease condition requiring Genosonics
Obtain the proteomic data for the target genes, especially the amino acid sequences of the proteins they encode.
Apply Quantum Mechanics equations to compute the fundamental resonant frequencies of the amino acids comprising the sequence. Doing this translates the amino acid sequence into an equivalent sequence of frequencies.
Apply the law of Octaves to step down the frequency sequence into its equivalent pitch sequence within the audible spectrum.
Apply frequency quantization to fit the pitch sequence obtained in stage 4 into an equal-tempered musical scale.
The resulting musical sequence is our Genosonics.
The frequency ratios that form the melodic intervals of the Genosonics correspond to the molecular weight ratios of the amino acid sequence. Also, the tempo and rhythm of the Genosonics, being functions of frequency, correlate with the molecular weight of the protein.
In essence, the protein molecule is a quantum entity and exhibits the characteristic wave-particle duality expounded in Quantum Physics. The musical sequence (Genosonics) represents the wave nature of the protein, while the amino acid sequence represents its particle nature.
Whether existing in a wave or a particle state, the pattern of ratios for a given quantum entity remains the same. It is this pattern that forms the backbone of the gene code. And its constancy has far-reaching implications when considering the dynamics of vibrational energy interactions at the quantum level.
How does it work?
Genosonics can be presented in two different forms, depending on the desired gene-modulation effect. By default, it is a Consonant form, facilitating the up-regulation of target gene functions when applied to an organism. For down-regulation of target gene functions, we transpose the Genosonics into its Dissonant form.
Whether in consonant or dissonant form, Genosonics maintains the underlying harmonic relationship with the gene-protein complex. This harmonic relationship guarantees that upon application of Genosonics, a resonance interaction sets up between the Genosonics wave and the wave aspect of its target gene-protein complex.
By law, the system resulting from this resonance interaction experiences energy amplification. The form of the impacting Genosonics, as earlier described, determines whether this energy is available to do work or not. If the amplified energy is available to do work, then the function of the gene-protein complex is up-regulated. Otherwise, the gene/protein cannot execute its function for as long as the resonance interaction lasts.
The work done by genes and proteins is thermodynamic, prompting a consideration of the laws of Thermodynamics in the resonance system. The second law of thermodynamics involves ENTROPY, which we define as a measure of disorder in the universe. Entropy is also a measure of the unavailability of the energy in a system to do work.
Now, let us look at how Genosonics achieve the modulation of gene function in the light of Entropy.
Fig.1 below shows waves with consonant harmonic relationships interacting in a resonance system. The wave resulting from the resonance interference is both amplified and periodic. The waveform repeats in an ordered pattern suggesting the maintenance or reinforcement of order. That implies negative Entropy and the availability of the system's energy to do work. Hence the gene/protein functions are up-regulated.
Consonant interaction in a resonance system: Waveform of Genosonics and gene-protein vibration (thin lines) and PERIODIC waveform of resultant energy (thick line)
In Fig.2 below, we see waves with dissonant harmonic relationships interacting in a resonance system. The resultant wave shows amplification, as expected, but it is aperiodic. The waveform repeats in a disordered pattern, implying Entropy. Therefore the amplified energy in the system tends to be unavailable for work. And consequently, the gene/protein functions are inhibited or down-regulated.
Dissonant interaction in a resonance system: Waveform of Genosonics and gene-protein vibration (thin lines) and APERIODIC waveform of resultant energy (thick line)
Modulating gene functions is just one of the ways Genosonics works. It could also be deployed to fight pathogenic diseases following the mechanism of action of vaccines. A healthy human could use the Genosonics of a pathogen to trigger an immune response to recognize and fight that particular pathogen in case of eventual infection. Imagine the potentials of such sonic vaccines.
How do I apply it?
Genosonics is music content and very easy to use. All you need is a pair of good headphones for auditory application. Bone conduction headphones are nice too. You might want to try those if your budget allows.
Another creative way of applying Genosonics is via somatosensory (tactile) stimulation. Using tactile application delivers Genosonics to the entire body via bone conduction. There are a number of vibroacoustic devices that work well for this purpose. Feel free to contact us for recommendations on suitable vibroacoustic devices.
And in summary?
Here is a summation of what Genosonics is all about.
The human body is a very complex organism. It consists of over 30 Trillion cells, which group into tissues, organs, and functional systems. Each cell has DNA in its nucleus. Some sections of DNA, called Genes, are reserved for coding the instructions used in making different types of Proteins. And proteins perform all the tasks in a cell. That makes the genes and proteins determinants of good health both at cellular and organismic levels.
Genes can malfunction, either due to mutations or several other causes. And two effects are common to gene defects. They may start coding the wrong kind of proteins. Or they may make too much or too little of their proprietary proteins. In any case, the aberration in quality or quantity adversely affects the overall performance and health of the cell. And if left unchecked, a dis-ease condition might result.
We can see how important it is for genes to code and make the right quality and quantity of proteins. Health and wellness depend on it, and that is where Genosonics comes in. The use of Genosonics ensures the proper functioning of the gene-protein complex in making the right quality and quantity of proteins. Thus, guaranteeing wellness and natural healing.
Besides deploying Genosonics to modulate genes, it can be used, as Sonic Alternative Vaccine, to safely trigger an immune response to recognize and deal appropriately with pathogens.
We have produced Genosonics albums for both modes of application. You can check them out here.
Author: Ikwan Onkha
Physicist, researcher, musician, sound designer, audio engineer, sound therapist, and inventor of Genosonics