Here’s a piece I composed with cancer. I might not finish it.main
The Brazilian composer Sergio Roberto de Oliveira has started a video diary about his life with pancreatic cancer. His first entries were in Portuguese, but he has just posted a frank, moving conversation in fluent English about music, cancer and losing the woman he was about to marry. ‘That was harder for me than the cancer news,’ he reflects.
Sergio, who is 46, is unflinching, honest and wonderfully positive. ‘The cancer is a blessing for me,’ he says. ‘It teaches me to respect myself, to slow down.’
‘I am just a Brazilian artist. With cancer.’
Send Sergio a message. He will appreciate your response.