Rapper Consensus, CERN and Engagements with Particle Physics Rap Album ConCERNed

Consensus and his 2017 album ConCERNed bridges the gap between music and particle physics and has been covered in the media on FT.com, BBC World Service, London Live Television, BBC Radio UK, Ethiopia’s EBC, The Voice Newspaper and Influential blogs. Through this project he has also given talks & shows at the world famous Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, Fermilab, Ontario Science Centre and prestigious institutes such as John Hopkins University (US),  Cambridge and Oxford University in the UK. The album was born from Consensus’ ongoing collaboration with Art@CMS and Dr. Michael Hoch.

ConCERNed is a 9 track contemporary rap album by London-based Consensus that dissects the particle physics research at CERN and tries to match the content to relatable stories and themes from everyday life. Each track’s writing styles and composition is carefully crafted in a way that it might better bring to life the feeling of otherwise lifeless and abstract topics. Can particle physics be described using rap music?

Primarily, the songs aim to raise awareness on both particle physic research at CERN and key social drivers we see in modern western society.

What is CERN?
home.cern/about


MAIN WORK & Engagements

CERN – LHC – Geneva, Switzerland: Guest lecture, Workshop, Performance & Art-Science research with Creations Project & STFC

FERMILAB – Illinois, United States: Guest Lecture + Performance, Workshops

CMS – LHC – Cessy, France: Performance 1

John Hopkins University – Baltimore, United States: Guest lecture, Performance

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom: Performance, Exhibition, Talks and Q&A

University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom: Talk + Q&A on engaging science with the public

Florid Tech University, Florida, United States: Guest lecture, Performance, Photos

UAL – Central St. Martins, London, United Kingdom: Performance + Talk

Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Canada: Workshops, Performance


MAINSTREAM PRESS

Financial Times (FT.com) : Interview Link

London Live TV Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FrcaTJVaF8

BBC World Service Interview: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06qfhr5

BBC Radio Interview 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJXaBq5VTNc

BBC Radio Interview 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agfxSXS2aD8

The Voice Newspaper: Article Link

CERN Article: http://cms.cern/news/concerned-using-hip-hop-engage-new-audiences-particle-physics

Florida Spetrum News 13: TV interview 

Radio Telecom Swiss: RTS link

Probeta Magazine: Interview Link


MUSIC & VIDEO LINKS

Video 1 – “Method to the Madness”: https://youtu.be/tJl8-ArzkBg

Video 2 – “CMS  [Grime music in CERN]” : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ju3fo37yLE

Video 3 – “Antimatter”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UupDCfq-LA

ConCERNed album: http://bit.ly/2xjrCt4
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2xUydY5
itunes: http://apple.co/2wNPh45
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2wOn9y1


SOCIAL MEDIA

Consensus Electronic Press Kit : http://www.avr-music.com/consensus-epk/

Social Media – FB: Con Sensus, YT: Con Sensus, IG: @Con_Sensus, TW: @AVRevolution

Bookings: management@avr-music.com or avr.truth@gmail.com