16 Jun 2014

Teeth of the Sea visit CERN and the Large Hadron Collider

Following A Field In England, Doomsday, 2001 and Flash Gordon, Teeth of the Sea were commissioned to make a show for the Cineglobe film festival which would be performed to the scientific community at CERN. The band performed a live soundtrack to the movie version of George Orwell's ‘1984' at the legendary CERN in Geneva (Switzerland) one of the most famous scientific centres in the world, birth place of the internet and home to the Large Hadron Collider.

The band in collaboration with director and visual artist Benjamin Barfoot, attempted to take the intensity, austerity and atmospheric landscapes of Nineteen Eighty-Four to transcend the text’s cultural ubiquity and render it freshly potent. Yet this is no aesthetic Newspeak, rather a portrait of a dehumanising world surrounding us that continues to prove the universal power of Orwell’s message.

Reaper director Benjamin Barfoot has made this fabulous short film about the band’s experience at CERN which is also accompanied by the music from the show.

Benjamin Barfoot