Ambien Music

Illustration for TIME by Alli Arnold

If you're prone to nodding off at concerts, we have the perfect event for you. On June 12, a group of topflight Japanese musicians — including violinist Iwao Furusawa, tenor Masafumi Akikawa and wispy-voiced female vocalist Aoi Teshima — will perform a series of works with the intention of sending the audience to sleep. The concert, to be held at the Tokyo International Forum, is a live rendition of music selected for a Japan Airlines in-flight audio relaxation channel. The pieces, which include Schubert's Ave Maria and a Mozart Divertimento, were tested by a physician...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!