While the Large Hadron Collider is looking to push the envelope in human knowledge about the universe and its origins, art rock band Deerhoof is looking to push the envelope of music.
So, what do you get when you put them together? Well, we're not totally sure.
CERN, the organization behind the Large Hadron Collider, recently teamed up with Deerhoof, who went to the LHC to improvise a piece of music among the machinery. The partnership is part of a series called Ex/Noise/CERN.
"Ex/Noise/CERN is about exploring the unknown," said physicist James Beacham from CERN in an interview with Pitchfork magazine. Beacham went on to explain that, while CERN didn't know what it would find, they were, like Deerhoof, open to experiments and to embracing the unknown. He also mentioned that musical curiosity is similar to scientific curiosity and that Deerhoof inspires him as much as Albert Einstein does.
The news comes shortly after a group of scientists were able to recreate the "littlest liquid" using the LHC. This is essentially a liquid that is thought to represent the state of matter that was created shortly after the Big Bang.
Deerhoof's new song, "Kuma Kita (The Bear Arrives)" was also contributed to a compilation called The Post Tangent, from which proceeds will be given to Syrian refugees in Calais, France.
You can watch the video for yourself below.