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.