Dennis Brott will provide the music for a series of videos in which professional dancers will perform while wearing masks. Brott recorded the soundtrack for the “Projet Masque” series on Friday, something he says would have been impossible for him just a few months ago.
“When I first went to the cello after coming home, my bow was like this on the string,” he told Global News, making his hand tremble. “I just couldn’t get a sound out.”
Brott was in Europe for a series of concerts in late February and early March, and caught COVID-19 just as the seriousness of the virus was coming into focus. The 69-year-old ended up at Montreal’s CHUM hospital in ICU, in an induced coma for 32 days.
“When I look at my hospital record, it’s a horror story. Several times I was sort of really at the edge, you know. They called my family and said, ‘This is not looking good,’” he told Global News.
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Brott eventually beat the virus but is still going through painstaking rehab. He’s worked with a physical therapist who specialized in helping musicians work through injuries, but still does not believe he is at 100 per cent.…