In a foreign country — somehow I know it's Wales —
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 on DVD

My Coma Dreams is going to tell me something that, as a doctor, I'd otherwise never know.
Rita Charon, MD, PhD Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of The Program in Narrative Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Listen to "Telling a Medical Story Through Music - And Words"
Fred Hersch interviewed by John Schaefer on "Soundcheck" WNYC, New York

Watch excerpts from My Coma Dreams shot by
documentary filmmakers Charlotte Lagarde and Carrie Lozano.
and follow their upcoming documentary film Fred Hersch Now

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:
My Coma Dreams was performed on October 3, 2011 at their annual Congress in Berlin.