Watch Deerhoof Perform an Improvised Piece at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider in Geneva

As Part of the Ex/Noise/CERN; Band Also Has a New Song on a Syrian Refugee Charity Compilation

Sep 18, 2015
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Proving that the scientists over at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) are hipper than you maybe thought they might be, they recently invited Deerhoof to do an improvisational performance at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. You know the one, where they are trying to ascertain the origins of the universe and have been conducting amazing experiments in particle physics since it opened in 2008 (when it was once feared it might tear a whole in time and space when activated or something like that).

It turns out CERN has something called the Ex/Noise/CERN project, which "collides experimental music artists with experimental particle physics." ATLAS physicist James Beacham invited the band and he asked them to draw inspiration from CERN physics and perform amongst CERN equipment. Watch below as Deerhoof performs in a facility where superconducting magnets are tested. Most of the performance is filmed in split screen, showing each of the band's four members at work. It's pretty cool stuff.

In other Deerhoof news, the band has contributed a new song, "Kuma Kita (A Bear Arrives," to a charity compilation that benefits Syrian refugees arriving in Calais, France. The comp is entitled Post Tangent and can be downloaded here, with all proceeds going to CalAid.

(Via Pitchfork)



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