Mother Nature and her beauties have always been an endless source of inspiration for various artists. However, how this musician got inspired by nature it’s something I’ve never heard before!
Jarbas Agnelli from Brazil, wrote a song inspired entirely by a feathered flock perching on some wires. One morning, while reading the newspaper, the 46-year-old artist came across 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,” said Agnelli. “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 full credit for the work. “The pleasing melody is not my invention. It was the birds’ idea,” he said. “The notes are the exact position of the birds. The rhythm is an interpretation of their position, since there are no bar lines.”
After finishing the song, he even sent it to Paulo Pinto – the photographer who captured the photo. You can listen Agnelli’s song bellow!