In 2008, the renowned violinist Paul Robertson suffered a ruptured aorta.
After dying momentarily on the operating table, he remained in a coma for many weeks.
During this time, he experienced visions which afforded him a profound insight into the relationship between music and the mind.
When he awoke, he found his understanding of the world - and beyond - fundamentally altered.
This surprising and rewarding memoir offers a singular perspective on creative endeavour: the rigours of learning, the challenges of performance and the spiritual nourishment that drives us on.
It is a poignant and wise book that draws on a lifetime's experiences, in both life and death.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 18/08/2016
- Category: 20th century & contemporary classical music
- ISBN: 9780571331888