Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bach’s Suite for Cello


From the North Sea to the Black Sea, across Europe in a human powered boat. For the last year Giacomo de Stefano has been planning this trip to highlight his concern for the degradation of water. It's not the first time he has made such a statement.

He has told me several times that the message is so important that it will have a life of it's own and a community of concerned citizens will grow from the effort.

And so it seems.

Two nights ago, an event was held at the art house, Antiruggine in Castelfranco, Veneto, where a four hundred year old cello played by Mario Brunello created some incredible music from inside the Ness Yawl, Clodia.



Is it art, or politics? Yes, and yes. Has it caused you to ponder the destiny of this water planet? Certainly hope so...

If all goes well, the Ness Yawl Clodia is scheduled to leave London on the fifteenth of April on it's six month journey to Istanbul.

Will you be on-board?







The Clodia and Giacomo de Stefano will participate in the International Boat Show of Venice from the 18th to the 21st of March.

For more information visit Man on the River.

3 comments:

giacomo said...

Thank you Michael for this wonderful description of our project. We need all the help from everybody.
It is so hard now.

And beautiful..
A big hug my brother

michael b said...

And I thank you - only wish I could have been there!

Ben said...

That looks like a great start to a boat's life. Wish I could have been there too. I'm still hoping to catch up with Giacomo sometime on his journey and put in a bit of time at the oars
Ben.