Monday, September 14, 2009

Birds on the Wires (creative music video)

Jarbas Agnelli saw a picture of birds on wires, and decided to compose a song, using their positions as notes. Here's the result:

Birds on the Wires from Jarbas Agnelli on Vimeo.

10 comments:

Al said...

The working title for this song was, "Waiting for the Windshield," but the NEA funding fell through and the artist went all simple.

al sends

DJP said...

I like it.

Jay said...

The way that the natural world so flawlessly reflects concepts of mathematics (and thus, music) has always amazed me. How awesome is it that something as simple as the arrangements of birds on telephone wires can be turned not only into a song, but a rather beautiful one.

Of course, it's all just the product of eons of random chance and progression from a primordial soup.

Rachael Starke said...

Jay -

I had exactly the same thought. Psalm 148 in action...

witness said...

Personally I think this has all the creative originality PhotoShop can offer.

DJP said...

Septic.

DJP said...

Er, that is, skeptic.

JR said...

Obviously the birds could have yielded an entirely different, and un-beautiful tune. But the glory in this is the artist saw the potential order in the creation and created as an homage to the CREATOR. That is what good artists do.

I like it.

coldwell said...

Our local PBS station (KERA Dallas) runs a commercial with a similar theme - frustrated composer rips sheet music from his pad, stares out the window at birds on the telephone wires, and a song is born...

candy said...

beautiful.