Brian Eno’s music is being prescribed by surgeon for patients who need help relaxing.

Brian Eno in his studio, London 10/10/12

From The Guardian:

When orthopaedic surgeon Robin Turner heard how serene his normally fidgety mother-in-law was when she visited a Brian Eno installation at Brighton festival, a flashbulb went off in his head.

The results of that were revealed on Thursday: a hospital quiet room created by the godfather of ambient music where patients can “think, take stock or simply relax” and an Eno light and music piece in the reception of the new £34m private Montefiore hospital in Hove.

Turner approached Eno after going to see the artist’s audiovisual installation 77 Million Paintings at the 2010 Brighton festival. His mother-in-law also went, said Turner, and “she is normally very fidgety, you can’t pin her down; the phrase we use is that she goes at a million miles an hour with her hair on fire. She went in and was there for two hours, which is unheard of. It was proof that this has a calming influence on people”.

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