Deerhoof recently teamed-up with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland for a new music/physics experiment: the Ex/Noise/CERN series seeks to pair experimental music with investigation being conducted in the field of particle physics.
"Ex/Noise/CERN is about exploring the unknown," CERN's James Beacham explains. "During Run 2 of the LHC, we’re not sure what we’ll find -- extra Higgs bosons, dark matter, cracks in the Standard Model -- and when we brought Deerhoof to CERN, we weren’t sure what they’d do in SM-18. But like the best scientists, they were curious, daring and embraced the unknown -- with spectacular results."
"Musical curiosity is similar to scientific curiosity and, on a personal level, Deerhoof has inspired me as much as Einstein," Beacham continues. "They’re explorers and this sense of exploration is what you feel in the air at CERN right now, and so the pairing of Deerhoof and CERN was natural."
Check out a video about the experience below.