Birds in a photo interpreted as musical notes

So. Friggin’. Great.

Jarbas Agnelli explains,

Reading the newspaper one morning, I saw this 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. I was just curious to hear what melody the birds were creating.

This work was made over the original photo, un-retouched, published in one of the biggest Brazilian newspapers, “O Estado de São Paulo” on 27/aug/2009, and shot by Paulo Pinto (note: I just erased the birds for effect at the end, but didn’t change their positions at all. What would be the point?). This short video demonstrates my interpretation of the birds as notes.

I hope that somewhere out there, some higher intelligence is playing music made as you & I go about our daily activities.

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4 thoughts on “Birds in a photo interpreted as musical notes

  1. years ago there was an article in a Russian mag. how a scientist put a violin in a window, attached a mic and recorded the air movement over the strings. This was before internet so one had to imagine but the notes were posted and if you knew how to read music then you could hear. Never forgot and this is liken to that experience.

    Music and math are one and it is all around if we stop and listen! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Love this–I expected a discordant and eclectic arrangement of notes. How cool that the “music” really works!

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