Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Birds on the Wires from Jarbas Agnelli on Vimeo,

who writes:

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.

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

PS: thanks to Kelli for posting this...I'm passing it on from her blog.


apprentice said...

How lovely is that?

Pam said...

I know. Makes me wonder, for instance, what sounds might a line of fallen tomatoes make if you were to mark their spots on the ground then translate to music?

Dorothee said...

Dear Pamela ~

i read your note in qarrtsiluni about my "lung ta" piece - and then followed the link, and arrived at your blog. such a beautiful place. i especially was amazed by the "mesa" pieces -- thing is, i am also the editor of blueprintreview, and your mesa lines would connect with some recent posts in the blueprintreview blog - here the link to it: "just a moment" -

i would like to include your mesa post (or a variation of it) in the blog. if you like the idea, then contact me via:

then we can figure out the details.

i hope this works out


Pam said...

Dorothee, I emailed you as per below...thanks! Would love to participate.

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Pam said...

Hi Annie,
yes it's very cool. I'd love to be able to string words randomly out on lines like this and have someone set those notes to music.