Niels Eje is a Danish composer and the creator of "MusiCure", which is the name of the original evidence-based, specially composed music, developed since the 1990s for the purpose of treatment, stress reduction, inspiration and motivation for patients.
Niels Eje is educated as an oboist at the Conservatory of Music and was employed for 12 years as co-principal Oboe in the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra. In 1990, Niels chose to resign from his permanent position in order to realize his own projects and visions, i.a. with the ensemble Trio Rococo and other activities with chamber music, composition, production and sound design.
MusiCure can best be characterized as special kind of universal music, which both reflects Niels Eje's completely personal expression, and at the same time has a foundation in many years of research in the field of 'music as medicine'. The MusiCure productions include more than 16 hours of original compositions and music-based soundscapes with
elements of nature, and always with 'real' acoustic instruments and soloists. Creating adventurous and calming atmospheres, where independent international research since 1999 has documented the effect in reducing stress, anxiety, pain, depression and insomnia.
Niels Eje as keynote speaker at a symposium for cardiac nurses in 2018 with a presentation of MusiCure in Copenhagen University Hospital's great auditorium (Rigshospitalet CPH).
The development started at this hospital's intensive care unit 4131 in 1998, where Niels Eje prepared and realized the first thoughts and productions for a better sound environment, together with Professor MD Lars Heslet.
Everything that is created and published since 1998 has been based on the evidence and research with MusiCure, which independent researchers from several countries have carried out, and which today is published in international medical journals.
The Fountains of Rome by Ottorino Respighi - Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli - DR Symphony Orchestra with the soloists in this clip: Niels Eje: Oboe - Jørgen Jensen: Clarinet - Morten Zeuthen: Cello - Toke Lund Christiansen and Jens Bøje Hansen Flute