birds on a wire

Birds on the Wires from Jarbas Agnelli on Vimeo.

This video blew me away… This is his story:

“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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44 Comments

  1. Mariella

    Wow!!! How beautiful is that?! xoxo, ~ M.

  2. Braidwood

    Wow. That made me cry right when it started. That is amazing.

  3. Braidwood

    Wow. That made me cry right when it started. That is amazing.

  4. Denise

    wow, that was incredible.

  5. Susie

    I am stunned. Thank you for this.

  6. Lea

    That is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. Thank you!

  7. Mel

    Now, I love people who look at birds sitting on a wire and think: Wonder if this is a melody and then just try it out.
    Love it!

  8. kim

    the secret life of … birds.
    so lovely, thank you.

  9. Michelle

    Wow ever since my grandma passed I have had a connection with birds and i see them sitting sitting on wires every morning when I walk my dog – now I will wonder what music they are making…..

  10. Michelle

    Wow ever since my grandma passed I have had a connection with birds and i see them sitting sitting on wires every morning when I walk my dog – now I will wonder what music they are making…..

  11. Kelly Buck

    Amazingly beautiful, such a joyful way to end the evening. Thank you.

  12. Hilaree

    In Diane Ackerman’s book, A Natural History of the Senses, she references a composer who used to look out his window at the view of the mountain range and use the outline against the sky for his musical compositions. Can’t remember the guy…darn this mommy brain…
    Peace.

  13. Petra

    WOW … ! This left me speechless. Thank you, Petra

  14. jamie

    Thank you, Andrea! I have been working on a piece with birds on a wire. It has been sitting in the back room for two weeks because I felt stuck. I now have the inspiration to continue!!

  15. kapgar

    That is amazing. I hope you don’t mind, but I posted about this on my own blog… credit given, of course!

  16. Jenny Rebecca

    Oh that was just beautiful!!!
    Reminds me of this cat symphony! “CATcerto”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeoT66v4EHg
    By the way, I keep meaning to write you – do you ever watch Sesame Street with Ben? I don’t know if the sponsor non-commercials change with location, but there is an Earth’s Best one with a little boy running around in overalls playing veggies as instruments and he always reminds me of Ben. :o)

  17. MizFit

    Oh
    My
    Gosh.
    I just found you guys and cant believe Id not seen you before.
    My tagline is I am my OWN superhero.
    off to explore your jewelry.
    MizFit

  18. kolleen

    love this….what a gorgeous tune they are playing!
    thank you for sharing

  19. kolleen

    love this….what a gorgeous tune they are playing!
    thank you for sharing

  20. rowena

    Love it. Gorgeous song and video and concept.

  21. nina

    I so love birds. Now I love them even more. Thank you. xo

  22. Jeanne M

    That’s incredible. Just goes to show that inspiration is everywhere, if we just keep our eyes open and pay attention. Beautiful!

  23. Amy

    Beautiful.

  24. Jodi at Joy Discovered

    This is so beautiful! and So Peaceful! What a find!

  25. Jodi at Joy Discovered

    This is so beautiful! and So Peaceful! What a find!

  26. Jill

    I marvel at people’s creativity. This is beautiful and I thank you for sharing it.

  27. Ruth

    Wonderful

  28. Ruth

    Wonderful

  29. Zoran

    I have already seen it somethere…

  30. Tinniegirl

    This just filled me with joy today. I’m going to share the love on my blog.
    Thank you.

  31. james

    This would be a great opportunity to share your photo “bird butts” with us again. I remember I liked that post alot!

  32. jin

    I absolutely love this! Just shared it on my facebook page. Thanks so much for posting, Andrea.

  33. heather

    neat-o!

  34. birdhilaik

    20th likewise away decadal

  35. Rosemary

    Thank you! I have often wonderd what birds might sound like if turned to music as they gather on the wires. Thank you. What an Amazing treat! ( I myself do not read music)
    Rosemary

  36. JF

    It’s nicely done, imaginative but sadly, not legit.
    The birds on the wire were either added later or removed (the former being a lot more likely). At 0:58, there’s a picture without the birds and if you overlap that one with “the birds”, you’ll see that this is the same exact picture.
    No doubt that by the times the birds are all gone, the clouds would have moved quite a bit and there is no way the tree branches could be in the very same location due to movement with the wind.
    Sorry… it’s still nice but not true.

  37. nicola

    Besides, Leonard Cohen definitely got there first and nothing will ever come close surely.
    Nx

  38. lilikindsli

    kW6Leq I want to say – thank you for this!

  39. Globals

    all good things

  40. Globals

    all good things

  41. Globals

    all good things

  42. Romase

    site best

  43. Romase

    site best

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