We are a group of particle physicists, composers, software developers and artists. The project started in earnest in January 2010 thanks to funding from the science & technology facilities council in the form of a small award for public outreach. You can find out more about us here. The aim of the project is threefold:
To attract people to the results of the LHC experiments in a way that is novel, exciting and accessible.
To establish mutually beneficial communication between the usually disparate fields of music and science and provide composers with access to LHC data.
To introduce particle physicists to the possibility of using sonification as an analysis technique and to begin to establish the methods available for doing this.
Above all, we want everyone to be able to share in the wonder and excitement of the greatest experiment ever built. We feel passionately that everyone is capable of appreciating what is happening at CERN and that it is the responsibility of those of us already `in the know' to find new and better ways of sharing the awe-inspiring magnificence of it all. The LHC belongs to us all; you paid for it to be built and you will enjoy the technological advances it brings.