From New Age to patient care
When your resume already boasts (though some might demand apologies) of creating the New Age music genre, what other new terrain is a musician to explore?
For Mannheim Steamroller founder Chip Davis, his second act involves using music to address patient-care issues.
Davis formed a company called Ambiance Medical, which aims to create music that has the “ability to ‘mentally transport’ a patient outside the hospital room” and counteract a patient’s feelings of anxiety, isolation and other emotions, according to the Ambiance Medical website.
The Ambient Therapy system combines natural sounds with musical compositions and then uses a sound system that has been designed for a healthcare environment.
Organizations such as NASA, the Mayo Clinic and Alegent Health Systems in Omaha, Neb., have used the system.