'As a 65 year old adopted person who tried for many years to track down his biological parents, I can identify with the profound curiosity that donor conceived individuals experience about theirs. I eventually found my mother at the age of 40. Having become a sperm donor, I was therefore very open to meeting my donor children if they wished, and was delighted to be contacted by Kim Buck, the curator of this exhibition, in November 2017 (and subsequently by several others). As an unexpected bonus, DNA matching also led indirectly to the discovery of my father and many previously unknown relatives at that time. This has all been, understandably, a very emotional experience. It led to an explosion of musical creativity, with the composition of several piano songs, one of which is called DC. The repeated introduction represents the recurring drive to satisfy an almost biological need to understand one’s genetic origin. There is a kind of sadness and longing, yet some optimism in the music, and the song ends in a peaceful manner, that drive having been satisfied.' - Professor Daniel Roos, donor
Professor Roos's musical composition can be found here.