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?
MAIN WORK & Engagements
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 Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom: Talk + Q&A on engaging science with the public
UAL – Central St. Martins, London, United Kingdom: Performance + Talk
Financial Times (FT.com) : Interview Link
London Live TV Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
BBC World Service Interview: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06qfhr5
BBC Radio Interview 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
BBC Radio Interview 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agfxSXS2aD8
The Voice Newspaper: Article Link
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?
Video 3 – “Antimatter”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UupDCfq-LA
Consensus Electronic Press Kit : http://www.avr-music.com/