Seven clinical studies

The first implementation of the MIR Project achieved its most important objective: to demonstrate, through clinical and artistic practice, the beneficial effects of live music on patients.

The studies began in 2016 and concluded in June 2019. They were led by Juan Alberto García de Cubas within the context of the Música en Vena association, and were designed and carried out by different principal investigators at Hospital 12 de Octubre. 

The clinical studies employed a case study and control group approach. Since then, the data have been used and results analysed for their presentation and publication by Cultura en Vena as from June 2022. The foundation will then roll out and implement the Musicians In Residence (MIR) project in hospitals.

The completed surveys reveal very high levels of satisfaction among patients, relatives and healthcare personnel with respect to the presence of live music in all the units where the studies were carried out. In all cases, the average levels of acceptance and desire for live music to continue within the different departments are close to 90%.

The research project was made possible thanks to financial support from Fundación Daniel y Nina Carasso, the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations and Fundación Reale Seguros, with the collaboration of Fundación SGAE (Sociedad General de Autores y Editores), Sociedad de Artistas Intérpretes o Ejecutantes de España (AIE), and Hinves Pianos.