Then University of Sydney doctoral student and composer, Cyrus Meurant, collaborated with Beaumont Care, an Australian aged-care facility, on a unique recording project to help dementia sufferers. The CD Monday to Friday contains 20 soundtracks signal times and days of the week and were to be played at particular times of the day around meal times and overnight, ranging from lyrical spacious melodies to old-time waltzes and animated new music. Beaumont Care proprietor Linda Beaumont says her...[Show more] motivation for the project was driven by the well-recognised benefits of music for dementia patients and an increasing shift towards diversional therapy. There have been cases where music has had a reawakening effect on people with advanced stages of dementia. (University of Sydney, 2016). Scored for: piano, flute, viola and vibraphone Monday to Friday is performed by leading Australian musicians including flautist Sally Walker and violist Sascha Bota from the Australian Chamber Orchestra, percussionist Alison Pratt from the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, and pianist Clemens Leske from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. The recording was carried out at the Sydney Conservatorium, led by acclaimed classical music sound engineer and recordist Bob Scott. Monday to Friday received wide media coverage (Sydney Morning Herald, Radio National The music Show, Dementia Australia Journal) and was finalist in the Asia Pacific Eldercare award category Innovation of the year Dementia Solution. Reviews/articles: https://www.dta.com.au/monday-to-friday/ https://www.beaumontcare.com.au/ageing-asia-international-finalist-beaumont-care-cyrus-meurant/ https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/the-sound-of-music-awakens-the-muddled-minds-of-dementia-residents-in-aged-care-20161213-gtaikd.html https://www.cutcommonmag.com/composer-cyrus-meurant-talks-about-his-stunning-new-vinyl-release/ https://www.sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2016/12/15/music-composer-strikes-a-chord-with-dementia-sufferers-.html
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