It has happened. Stephn Zielinski has come up with one way to translate a protein sequence into music. To find out how this was done, click here. One more click there and you can listen to the music. Is the process to be called “transcomposition?” The inspiring protein is a swine flu hemagglutinin. The music? We quote the composer: Each beat corresponds to one amino acid, and the piece is in 3/4 time, so each six measures would correspond to five turns around the alpha structure. It has been described as "appropriately haunting." So, what do you think? And what would you think of the reverse process, turning music into a protein sequence? Given an active reverse transcomposase, what amazing proteins would emerge from Bach’s Mass in B minor!