Sony Foundation, the charity arm of the Sony group of companies, has recently launched Operation: Acoustic, to bring ‘medical music’ to the bedsides of hospital patients across Australia.Operation: Acoustic delivers the healing power of music through live acoustic entertainment for young hospital patients. The program involves live, ‘in-room performances to young patients undergoing treatment, or unable to leave their hospital beds. It is a program that inspires smiles and thank yous, karaoke moments and tears.
Operation: Acoustic performers are emerging artists as well as established signed artists. All are volunteers donating their time and talent to be part of this special program. Operation: Acoustic is committed to brightening the lives of patients undergoing treatment within a hospital environment. A hospital stay is heavily focused on routines, tests and appointments, and can become very challenging for patients to handle. Beyond much appreciated moments of entertainment, these one-on-one performances between the volunteer musician and patient have the powerful effect of providing a distraction and bringing feelings of happiness and positivity that too often fade away in hospitals
For information, please visit www.operationacoustic.org.au