Music composed by birds – stunning

Jarbas Agnelli saw some birds sitting on wires that looked like a stave of music. He turned the position of the birds into this composition. Beautiful.

Praise the Lord from the earth,
    you sea monsters and all deeps,
 fire and hail, snow and frost,
    stormy wind fulfilling his command!

 Mountains and all hills,
    fruit trees and all cedars!
 Wild animals and all cattle,
    creeping things and flying birds! – Psalm 148:8-10



Information from the youtube channel:

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?).

I’ve made this short video to demonstrate my interpretation of the birds as notes.

Music made with Logic.
Video made with After Effects.

Jarbas Agnelli

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