Birds on Wire

September 12, 2009 at 10:53 am (By Randy)

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.

Here I’ve posted a short video made with the photo, the music and the score (composed by the birds).

(Birds on the Wires from Jarbas Agnelli on Vimeo.)

(Via A Welsh View)


  1. amba12 said,

    That was so beautiful I cried!

  2. Charlie (Colorado) said,

    Heh. That’s a little sneaky — he mapped the birds to a pentatonic scale; there aren’t any intervals that sound weird in a pentatonic scale. I like it.

  3. Hector Owen said,

    Liked it, linked it. Thanks!

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