Proliferation (Original IB Composition) by thaviolingal published on 2013/12/02 06:33:19 +0000 ‘Proliferation’ was inspired by the process of cell proliferation in organisms. And so, the technique of “cell” in music is being explored in this composition, which is the use of a motif that can be rearranged and developed. The ‘cell’ for A section is E-B-C-D. Throughout the A section, these four notes recur in different arrangements, portraying the first stage of cell division, which is the rearrangement of DNA strands in the cell. The echoing between the flute and harp portrays the initial elongation and division of the cell membrane. The ‘cell’ for B section, A-B-C-D#, portrays the telophase of cell division and the actual division (karyokinesis) of the cell. The interaction between the harp and flute in this section depicts the 2 separating cells. The returning of A section signifies this process as continual.