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  • 8th November
  • 08
Fit? Love Classical Music? Join Artist Guido Van Der Werve’s Excruciating Run to Rachmaninov

Dutch performance artist Guido Van Der Werve is going the distance with a bouquet of chamomile flowers in hand to where Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov is buried in Valhalla, New York.  It’s a 30-mile jog and he’s calling all classical music fans to join him.  He’ll give you a t-shirt when you reach the grave.

Why the chamomile?  Rachmaninov’s compositions are a technical 10 on the Richter Scale and have been known to drive musicians to crazy town - think of Geoffrey Rush as pianist David Helfgott in the film Shine.  Chamomile is Russia’s national flower and in central Europe is used as a treatment for hysteria and nervous conditions.

Flash Mobs and Handel’s Messiah are so 2010.  Endurance Art for Rachmaninov is the new craze.

  1. wdtsfgirl reblogged this from karenoke and added:
    favourite composerrrrrr maybe that’s why i’m so coo coo.
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