A number of Spanish newspapers brings today the story that 1600 MusiCure CDs will be awarded for the treatment of hospitalized children at a number of Spanish hospitals, marking the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization in 1948. The distribution of this donation takes place in cooperation with the TV station Antena3, World helath Day Foundation, SEUR Foundation and Sony Music Spain.
Links to news in the Spanish media, 6th April 2013
New website for composer & musician Niels Eje, with information about his life in music, album releases, sound design, references to research, links and more. The website can be seen here: nielseje.dk
New article and interview with the composer Niels Eje in The Scrivens Post:
TOUCHSTONE is the monthly online experience of Colors In Motion - watch this month's selected video "Inquiry" with works of New Mexico sculptor/photographer Susan Latham, with music by Danish composer Niels Eje.
Watch the video on this link: Touchstone
New release for download: "MusiCure - single". A new original track, only available digitally for download on iTunes, Amazon, etc.
The piece is simply entitled "MusiCure" and has a running time of approx. 7 minutes. The music on this "MusiCure" single track seeks to concentrate the 'essence' of the MusiCure concept and portrays a magical forest atmosphere with birds, and with the oboe and harp as soloists.
Link to MusiCure: iTunes
Link to Musicure: Amazon
Pain study using MusiCure highlighted in New York Times article:
The Health column “Well” (Tara Parker-Pope on health) in New York Times features 2nd January 2012 the article:
The article refer and links to the article “School-aged children’s experiences of postoperative music medicine on pain, distress, and anxiety” by Stefan Nilsson, Ulrica Nilsson et al., published in 2009 in the American journal “Pediatric Anesthesia” and describing how specially designed music (MusiCure) could reduce children's use of morphine during the post-operative phase.
Link to the column from New York Times here
New 2-CD album release: “MusiCure NATURE EDITIONS”
The new “MusiCure NATURE EDITIONS” double-album is focusing especially on nature ambiences, with accompanying MusiCure music, with two CDs containing de-stressing forest and ocean atmospheres.
All music composed and produced by Niels Eje.
Women with high anxiety benefits from music during the cardiac procedure.
New article publication by Associate Professor, PhD & RNA Ulrica Nilsson in 'European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing': Effectiveness of music interventions for women with high anxiety during coronary angiographic procedures - a randomized controlled study. Link to abstract PubMed
Research study in USA shows that specially designed Danish music can reduce the feeling of anxiety among heart patients significantly.
A randomized controlled studyat Northwest Hospital & Medical Center in Seattle, USA.
1.)Reduction of anxiety by 50% in 'music group' compared with 'control group' who did not listen to the music
2.)Large increase in comfort in the ‘music group ', measured in relation to' control group '.
Link to abstract at PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20685168
New publication in the International journal “Pediatric Anesthesia”. A project from the Queen Silvia Children's Hospital, in Sweden describing very positive results from post-operative music intervention with MusiCure on school aged children in relation to pain, distress and anxiety.
MusiCure is top Honors Awarded in 2007 International Arts and Healing Competition in USA
Winners of the 2007 Blair L. Sadler International Healing Arts Competition will be recognized at the Society for the Arts in Healthcare’s 16th annual conference on April 13,2007, at the Hilton Nashville Downtown, Nashville, Tennessee.
Musica Humana on BBC World News and Radio Netherlands. In December 2003 BBC World visited Denmark for two days, with the purpose of making a news feature about Musica Humana and MusiCure for broadcasting on BBC World News and BBC Radio.