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Image of the Week: Birdsong on a Wire

With no apologies to Leonard Cohen, composer Jarbas Agnelli saw a photo of birds on telephone wires in the pages of a newspaper, and created a melodic composition based on the relative placement of the birds, thanks to the similarity between the telephone wires and a piece of music paper. The following is a still from a video he has posted of the recording:

Full video at vimeo.com. Newspaper coverage (auto-translated to English from the original Portuguese) at is.gd/36UK1. (Found via Molly Sheridan‘s artsjournal.com/gap.)

PS: According to npr.org, Agnelli is now working on a children’s book based on this project. (Thanks to Geoff Nicholson, of geoff-nicholson.tripod.com, for the tip.)

By Marc Weidenbaum

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