Birds on the Wires


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This picture of birds on wires by photographer Paulo Pinto looks like music notation. So Jarbas Agnelli naturally wanted to find out what that music sounded like.
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.

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My late husband, a musician, used to often whistle the tune that the birds on the wire represented as we drove by. He was one of those musicians who could look at a music staff and automatically know exactly what it would sound like. Fun idea! And if as we were passing by they moved and resettled, he would say, "ah, now it's a G minor chord" or whatever.
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As people have already noted, especially on the Fark thread about this video, this concept is several years old

"Birds: Alone in his loft, a composer-played by real-life composer, Walter Boudreau-is struggling with some serious writer's block as he works at his piano. After what appears to be several hours of hard effort, he is rewarded with inspiration from a most unlikely source, the pigeons outside his window. The conclusion: Be More inspired."
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