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Raw Sounds: Presentation and Music Performance

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium (CERN)

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium


Come through Gate B of CERN Meyrin site. Gate B is about 200 meters west from the Globe of Innovation. There will be a volunteer at Gate B to hand you your access card and to give you directions to the Main Auditorium, which is about 5 minutes walk from Gate B. Tram#18 (Direction to CERN) is highly recommended for those coming from Geneva side. Bus#68 stops at CERN for those coming from Saint-Genis side. If you are driving, please email your license plate number to so that it can be registered to enter CERN premises.
Show room on map
Abha Eli Phoboo (CERN), Suyog Shrestha (Ohio State University (US))

Lochan Rijal, Ph.D., Head of Kathmandu University’s Department of Music is an award-winning multi- instrumentalist and ethnomusicologist from Nepal. He explores the intersection of heritages tangible (location and architecture) and intangible (knowledge and knowledge- sharing practices) in music. A recent Artist- in-Residence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rijal is leading efforts to build an online ethnographic atlas of Nepali musical heritage. The mapping and data collected will eventually be hosted at the high-performance computing facility set up with support from CERN. As an Arts at CERN Guest Artist, Rijal will present his research work and perform original compositions on the guitar, sarangi, and the arbaja, a Gandharva lute he discovered in the course of his fieldwork.


The show is FREE and OPEN to public. Non-CERN people must register at:

Registration: Raw Sounds
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    • 19:30 19:35
      Welcome by Abha for Arts@CERN 5m
      Speaker: Abha Eli Phoboo (CERN)
    • 19:35 19:42
      Screening of "Nepali" Music Video 7m
    • 19:42 19:50
      Welcome by Ambassador Mani P Bhattarai 8m
    • 19:50 20:08
      Video of Tripureswor Project 18m
    • 20:08 20:10
      Abha Introduces Lochan Rijal 2m
      Speaker: Abha Eli Phoboo (CERN)
    • 20:10 21:00
      Lochan Rijal Performs 50m
    • 21:00 21:30
      CD Signing 30m