Music inspired by birds on wires

By Jarbas Agnelli:

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.

I sent the music to the photographer, Paulo Pinto, who I Googled on the internet. He told his editor, who told a reporter and the story ended up as an interview in the very same newspaper.

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

5 thoughts on “Music inspired by birds on wires

  1. Jarbas, I was so excited and moved by this, I have tears in my eyes. It’s SO delightful! And how insightful of you to find their song. I hope you don’t mind, but I’m going to summarize this and link my blog to your story with full credit. It’s too wonderful to not share. Amazing!


  2. Pingback: Birds Present Blogger With a New Look at Birdsong | MoonLightened Way

  3. Hi MoonLightened, thanks very much for liking my birds and music blog post so much!

    One point: Dear Kitty. Some Blog is my blog, not Jarbas Agnelli’s. I am not Jarbas Agnelli, I just quoted his vimeo item on my blog.

    I have also embedded Jarbas Agnelli’s video again on my blog today, thanks to your visit. I had to move my old blog, as it was at Blogsome, and Blogsome will stop soon. While copying my Blogsome posts from the backup, some embedded videos went wrong, including vimeo videos.

    More about my old and new blogs is at


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