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...

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