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  • Illinois composer writes sesquicentennial music recognizing Carl Woese’s discovery of third domain of life

    University of Illinois composer Stephen Taylor wrote new music that represents the discovery of a new domain of life by U. of I. microbiologist Carl Woese. The composition, “Archaea,” was written for the U. of I.’s sesquicentennial celebration and will be played on the McFarland Carillon and the Altgeld Chimes.

    Images by BacMap Genome Atlas


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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Stephen Taylor, email

    Listen to Taylor’s “Archaea” composition for the U. of I. sesquicentennial celebration online at