In a foreign country — somehow I know it's Wales —My Coma Dreams on DVD
I am in a room above a circle of women
Who are knitting.
I see them from above…"download the complete lyrics to "The Knitters"
My Coma Dreams is going to tell me something that, as a doctor, I'd otherwise never know.Listen to "Telling a Medical Story Through Music - And Words"Rita Charon, MD, PhD Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of The Program in Narrative Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Fred Hersch interviewed by John Schaefer on "Soundcheck" WNYC, New York
excerpts from "Dream of Monk" 0:00 and 0:24, "The Knitters" 1:36
Fred Hersch talks about the real-life story behind My Coma Dreams to the
European Society for Intensive Care Medicine at its 2010 convocation in Barcelona
I was intubated, on a respirator, hooked up to numerous I.V.'s, and was put in a medically-induced coma...I did not emerge until two months later - unable to walk, speak or swallow.To learn more about the important work of the ESICM please visit: esicm.orgMy Coma Dreams was performed on October 3, 2011 at their annual Congress in Berlin.