A Profile on Composer Stuart Mitchell
As the tape passes through the head of the recorder it is “read” and converted into music or other sounds. Thus magnetic markings are “translated” into notes.
When a “tape” of mRNA passes through the “playing head” of a ribosome, the “notes” which are produced are amino acids, and the “pieces of music” which they make up are proteins. Thus DNA as the base code provides the structural framework, thus the notes of amino acids are formed into are proteins or “pieces of music”.
Douglas Hofstadter. Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid.(New York: Vintage Books Edition,(1980)
This simple analogy explains very well the reason for DNA utilizing sound and vibration as its primary tool for building proteins into cells then into living biological structures.