A Man Made a Song Using the Exact Location of These Birds Sitting on Wires as Musical Notes


A sudden discovery (Eureka) can come at any time. For the Brazilian multimedia artist, Jarbas Agnelli birds sitting on a telephone wire became the unaware inspiration to arrange the composition for oboe, xylophone, clarinet, and bassoon.

Angeli felt that their positioning resembled some sort of sheet music structure when he saw a picture in a newspaper. He was intrigued by the idea that their locations may have naturally formed a memorable tune, and he started to plot the photograph as if it were an actual musical score. Coincidentally, it wasn’t a discordant out-of-time racket, and he arranged the song.

He was curious to hear what melody the birds created and fortunately, he was not disappointed. Asking about the project Agnelli said:

“I saw this picture of birds on the electric wires, ao I cut out the photo and decided to make a song, using the exact location of the birds as notes. I was just curious to hear what melody the birds were creating.” He added that it was created by pure chance, out of curiosity. When he tried the picture resembled a musical score, he got an interesting little song in there. So he arranged it for an orchestra and did a short video to demonstrate his idea.

Additionally, he sent the music to the photographer, Paulo Pinto, who told his editor and the story ended up as an interview in the newspaper.

And how was it received?

The video of Angeli was a huge success, and several amazing things happened because of it. He also did some TEDtalks about it and he won the Guggenheim YouTube Play festival with the video. According to Angeli for a one minute piece of music it’s a mind-blowing trajectory, which is without cost and was completely modest.

Have a listen to this incredible sounds that came out of the birds’ positioning on the wires:

Listening to this song everyone can ask him/herself do the birds are trying to tell us something? There are many other things that birds are doing in nature, and whatever it is, it sounds amazing and this is a reminder that miracles are all around us every day. The only what people need to do is to look hard to see them sometimes.

Angeli is satisfied with his achievement by producing this song. According to him, this initiative was more than anything else. He likes the music, the emotion of the arrangement, and the simple and effective video, as well. However, he is aware that without the naive initiative of going to his piano with the paper on his hands, and without trying that childish idea of playing birds on wires as notes, nothing would have happened.

Sources: www.vice.com

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