Former Roxy Music member and experimental producer Brian Eno has embarked upon a new musical project that carries a new level of functionality- aiding the healing process. No, Brian’s not gone all David Icke and claimed his music has spiritual powers, he’s instead crafted a series of light and sound installations designed to provide patients with a relaxing “healing environment” inside hospitals.
In someways it seems a logical step, the man who is often credited with the invention of ambient electronic music applying his prowess within the genre to an obviously suitable environment as he did when trying to alleviate peoples stress when flyings on his album Ambient I: Music for Airports.
The new works are is said to have been inspired by his own experience of an extended stay in hospital following a car crash and will be first installed in the Montefiore Hospital in Hove, England. The two works to be installed are 77 Million Paintings for Montefiore which will occupy the reception area and use light and his music in a similar way to to his popular apple app, and Quiet Room for Montefiore in which Eno has written a dedicated soundtrack to aid with the relaxation of patients.
Unfortunately the only way you’ll experience the new works of the producer who as recently featured on James Blake’s new album is if you have a stay in the Hove hospital as there currently aren’t any plans to make the music publicly available with Brian’s spokesperson saying “It’s true to say that the Quiet Room for Montefiore is an album that can only be heard in the Montefiore Hospital.”
Check out his track with James Blake ‘Digital Lion‘ below