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Ritual #CERN #yoyoma
"On a recent visit to CERN, the world-famous cellist, Yo-Yo Ma played in a unique #music hall – 100 metres underground in the tunnel of the Large Hadron Collider ( #LHC ). This video shows Yo-Yo Ma playing the Prélude from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major.
"I have always thought that philosophy, arts, and sciences belong together as equal partners in this thing we call culture,” explained Yo-Yo Ma. “We must fight for this belief. Because the widening gaps between disciplines of inquiry and between #culture , #economics , and #politics have led to increasing and frightening fractures in the world." Speaking after the performance, CERN’s Director-General, Fabiola Gianotti said “It was a great moment of music in a very special place, and an occasion to underline the deep links between art and #science ”."