Mother Nature and its beauties have always been an endless source of inspiration for various artists. However, how this musician got inspired by nature it is something I’ve never heard before.
Jarbas Agnelli from Brazil, created a composition inspired by a feathered flock perching on some wires. One morning, while reading the newspaper, the 46-year-old artist saw this pictures of some birds. He soon realized they sit just like the musical notes on a score. So he was so curios to hear how a melody will sound, using the exact birds location as musical notes.
“I cut out the photo and decided to make a song, using the exact location of the birds as notes,” he said. “I knew it wasn’t the most original idea in the universe. I was just curious to hear what melody the birds were creating.”
Using a a xylophone, bassoon, oboe and clarinet, he started to create the song. However, he did not wanted to take the credit for the work.
“The pleasing melody is not my invention. It was the birds’ idea,” Jarbas said. “The notes are the exact position of the birds. The rhythm is a interpretation of their position, since there are no bar lines.”
After finishing the song, he sent it to Paulo Pinto, the photographer who captured the birds image. Listen Agnelli’s song bellow!