Let us prepare our minds as if we’d come to the very end of life. Let us postpone nothing. Let us balance life’s books each day. … The one who puts the finishing touches on their life each day is never short of time.


Memento Vivere: a meditation for one

Memento Vivere is an immersive audio meditation on remembering to live, utilising spoken words from Shakespeare and Wordsworth, and music.

Two sides of the same coin: memento vivere / memento mori.

Best experienced with over-the-ear headphones in a quiet place of contemplation.


Developed & Produced by
Jason O'Leary

Emma Sekuless
Jason O’Leary

William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth and Jason O'Leary

Cello Suite #1 Prelude
J.S. Bach
Performed by Katie Yap
Baroque Viola

Audio Production & Design
Gavin Nebauer

Latin Consultant
Professor Tim Parkin, Tatoulis Chair in Classics

Being Human Festival 2020

This project was developed in collaboration with the 2020 Being Human Festival. Founded in the UK as the only national festival of the humanities, Being Human is now a global celebration dedicated to demonstrating the breadth, diversity and vitality of the humanities.