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Your Next Hospital Treatment May Include Brian Eno


04.19.13 Andy Cush

The studies linking soothing music to healing seem to pile up by the day, so it only follows that one of the world’s great practitioners of mellowed-out ambience would turn his ear to medicine. According to the Independent, Brian Eno is has created two light and sound installations that will be placed in Montefiore Hospital in Hove, England. One, a generative piece entitled 77 Million Paintings for Montefiore, will be placed in the hospital’s waiting room, and the other, Quiet Room for Montefiore, will feature specially composed music.

If you’re not in Hove, not to worry–Eno may be spreading the ambient gospel to other hospitals soon. “Since word about this broke in the architectural world there have been four different architects who work specifically in the design of hospitals who have expressed particular interest in Brian’s installations,” said the artist’s spokesperson. “I believe they have already visited the Montefiore Hospital.  Brian may well get involved with more hospitals.”