Soundscapes : a musician's journey through life and death / Paul Robertson.
By: Robertson, Paul.Publisher: London : Faber & Faber, 2016Description: xii, 272 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780571331888 : (hbk.).Subject(s): Robertson, Paul, 1952-2016 | Musicians -- Biography -- Great Britain | Violinists -- England -- BiographyDDC classification: 920
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Foreword by Dr Peter Fenwick -- Soundscapes -- The Medici Quartet.
"In 2008, the renowned violinist Paul Robertson suffered a ruptured aorta. After dying for a lengthy period 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 boo that draws on a lifetime's experiences, in both life and death." - see dust jacket.