Wednesday, September 16, 2009

An Absolute Delight.

From the creator of this video, Jarbas Agnelli

"Reading a newspaper, I saw a picture of birds on the electric wires. I cut out the photo and decided to make a song, using the exact location of the birds as notes (no Photoshop edit). I knew it wasn't the most original idea in the universe. I was just curious to hear what melody the birds were creating.

I sent the music to the photographer, Paulo Pinto, who I Googled on the internet. He told his editor, who told a reporter and the story ended up as an interview in the very same newspaper."


Birds on the Wires from Jarbas Agnelli on Vimeo.

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4 comments:

elizabeth said...

how lovely. thanks for sharing this!

mamajuliana said...

Beautiful! Thanks!

Meg said...

The Portuguese composer Hector Villa-Lobos once lived in the Sierra Madres of California, and did something similar -- looked out of his window one day, and composed a piece (which I have never heard) using the mountain peaks as his reference points. Works for me!

Gretchen Joanna said...

Thanks very much for passing this along. It is just charming! I'm glad I discovered your blog.